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Galileo's Gout Science in an Age of Endarkenment

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ISBN-10: 1934137006

ISBN-13: 9781934137000

Edition: 2007

Authors: Gerald Weissmann

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"Oliver Sacks, Richard Selzer, Lewis Thomas . . . Weissmann is in this noble tradition."-Los Angeles Times "Weissmann introduces us to a new way of thinking about the connections between art and medicine."-The New York Times Book Review Embryonic stem cell research. Evolution versus intelligent design. The transformation of medicine into "healthcare." Climate change. Never before has science been so intertwined with politics; never have we been more dependent on scientific solutions for the preservation of the species. As at home with Galileo and his daughter in Florence as he is with Diderot in Enlightenment France, William and Alice James in fin-de-si??cle Boston, or the latest research…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Publication date: 4/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Gerald Weissmann is a professor of medicine and director of the Biotechnology Study Center at New York University School of Medicine. He lives in New York City and Woods Holer, Massachusetts.

Introduction: The Endarkenment
Intelligent Design: Galileo and the Lynxes
Galileo's Gout
Swift-boating Darwin: Alternative and Complementary Science
Homeostasis and the East Wind
Red Wine, Ortolans, and Chondroitin Sulfate
Cortisone and the Burning Cross
The Case of the Floppy-eared Rabbits
Einstein and Jimmy Mac
Baumol's Curse
From the Patchwork Mouse to Patchwork Data
Alice James and Rheumatic Gout
Lewis Thomas and the Two Cultures
Rats, Lice, and Zinsser
Faith-based Alternative Medicine: Moses Applies for a Grant
Reducing the Genome
A Nobel Error
The Mother of Us All: Boston City and the Thorndike
Childish Curiosity
Jacques Loeb and Stem Cells
Galton's Prayer