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The Resource Boneheads & brainiacs : heroes and scoundrels of the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Moira Dolan, MD

Boneheads & brainiacs : heroes and scoundrels of the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Moira Dolan, MD

Label
Boneheads & brainiacs : heroes and scoundrels of the Nobel Prize in Medicine
Title
Boneheads & brainiacs
Title remainder
heroes and scoundrels of the Nobel Prize in Medicine
Statement of responsibility
Moira Dolan, MD
Title variation
Boneheads and brainiacs
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Boneheads & brainiacs profiles the winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine from 1901 to 1950--a surprisingly diverse group of racists, cranks, and opportunists, as well as heroes, geniuses, and selfless benefactors of humanity. Forget all the ivory tower stereotypes of white-coated doctors finding miracle cures. Boneheads & brainiacs reveals the messy human reality behind medical progress, in a highly entertaining book written for the ordinary reader"--Page [4] of cover
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
IEB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dolan, Moira
Dewey number
610.922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nobel Prize winners
  • Nobel Prizes
  • Medical scientists
Label
Boneheads & brainiacs : heroes and scoundrels of the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Moira Dolan, MD
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223131173230
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Nobel Prize -- Nobel Prize rules -- The first Nobel Prize -- The parasite and the pest -- A bright future -- Science promotes a slave state -- His eminence -- The mistaken observer and Dr. Bacteria -- The obvious suspects -- Immunity wars -- Accidental harm, chocolate, and the Nobel Prize -- The perpetual chicken -- Another eugenicist -- Balance -- Fighting infection -- Blood, sweat, and sugar -- The Gentile and the Jew -- The Canadian diabetes discoveries -- Reading the secrets of the heart -- Dead wrong -- Fever therapy and war crimes -- Of lice and men -- Hidden vitality -- Of the type that saved millions of lives -- Greatest influence from the lowest profile -- The brain is not the mind -- American genesis -- Eat your liver -- Shades of cloning -- Brain chemistry 101 -- Starting at the wrong end -- Matters of the heart -- Brimstone -- Bleeding chickens -- Hitting a nerve -- The rediscovery of penicillin -- Godzilla in the making -- Sugar metabolism -- The making of a silent spring -- Scrambled brains -- More hormones -- Nobel influences -- Points of interest
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 258 pages
Isbn
9781610353502
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1144176865
Label
Boneheads & brainiacs : heroes and scoundrels of the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Moira Dolan, MD
Publication
Bar code
31223131173230
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Nobel Prize -- Nobel Prize rules -- The first Nobel Prize -- The parasite and the pest -- A bright future -- Science promotes a slave state -- His eminence -- The mistaken observer and Dr. Bacteria -- The obvious suspects -- Immunity wars -- Accidental harm, chocolate, and the Nobel Prize -- The perpetual chicken -- Another eugenicist -- Balance -- Fighting infection -- Blood, sweat, and sugar -- The Gentile and the Jew -- The Canadian diabetes discoveries -- Reading the secrets of the heart -- Dead wrong -- Fever therapy and war crimes -- Of lice and men -- Hidden vitality -- Of the type that saved millions of lives -- Greatest influence from the lowest profile -- The brain is not the mind -- American genesis -- Eat your liver -- Shades of cloning -- Brain chemistry 101 -- Starting at the wrong end -- Matters of the heart -- Brimstone -- Bleeding chickens -- Hitting a nerve -- The rediscovery of penicillin -- Godzilla in the making -- Sugar metabolism -- The making of a silent spring -- Scrambled brains -- More hormones -- Nobel influences -- Points of interest
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 258 pages
Isbn
9781610353502
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1144176865

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