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The fevers of reason : new and selected essays

Author: Gerald Weissmann
Publisher: New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In this diverting collection of essays, Gerald Weissmann looks back at the past few decades of his long career working at the intersection of the arts and sciences. The Fevers of Reason features some of his best and most representative works, alongside eleven new essays that have never before been published in book form. Masterfully drawing from an array of subject areas and time periods, he tackles everything from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Collected Work
Electronic books
Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Weissmann, Gerald.
Fevers of reason.
New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017039245
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Weissmann
ISBN: 9781942658337 1942658338
OCLC Number: 1003489665
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Going viral --
Arrowsmith and CRISPR at the Marine Biological Laboratory --
Ebola and the cabinet of Dr. Proust --
Zika, kale, and calligraphy: Ricky Jay and Matthias Buchinger --
Ike on Orlando: "Every gun is a theft" --
Nobel on Columbus Avenue --
Lupus and the course of empire --
Grouch on the gridiron --
Apply directly to forehead: Holmes, Zola, and hennapecia --
Science fictions --
Swift-boating Darwin: alternative and complementary science --
Spinal irritation and the failure of nerve --
Galton's prayer --
Dr. Doyle and the case of the guilty gene --
Two for the road --
Swift-boating "America the beautiful": Katherine Lee Bates and a Boston marriage --
Alice James and rheumatic gout --
Free radicals can kill you: Lavoisier and the oxygen revolution --
Dr. Blackwell returns from London --
Call me Madame --
Beside the golden door --
Welcome to America: Einstein's letter to the Dean --
Modernism and the hippocampus: Kandel's Vienna --
A taste of the oyster: Jan Vilcek's Love and science --
Richard Dawkins lights a Brief candle in the dark --
Eugenics and the immigrant: Rosalyn Yalow --
Cortisone and the burning cross --
Ave atque vale --
Lewis Thomas and the two cultures.
Responsibility: Gerald Weissmann.

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