Title: Boneheads and Brainiacs: Heroes and Scoundrels of the Nobel Prize in Medicine
Author: Moira Dolan M.D.
Date: Friday , August 7, 2020 Time: 7:00 PM
Please join us online for this exciting interview with author Moira Dolan, MD discussing her new book Boneheads & Brainiacs: Heroes and Scoundrels of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and featuring Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore.
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Day: Friday, August 7th
Time: 7PM Central
Where: Click this link below to join us.
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For every purchase of Boneheads & Brainiacs from us, Dr. Dolan will donate directly to the indie bookstore charity BINC.
Even the greatest minds in medicine have been terribly, terribly wrong.
The inventor of the lobotomy won a Nobel prize in medicine for destroying his patients' brains. Another Nobel laureate thought malaria cured syphilis. The discoverer of anaphylactic shock also researched the spirit world and ESP. A pioneer of organ transplants was an ardent eugenicist, while the founder of sports physiology heroically spoke out against Nazism.
Boneheads and 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 and Brainiacs reveals the messy human reality behind medical progress, in a highly entertaining book written for the ordinary reader.
Some were bad scientists; others were great scientists and lousy human beings. But the majority of these researchers produced knowledge that now saves millions of lives--priceless discoveries like the role of vitamins in nutrition, the dangers of radiation, treatments for diabetes and deadly infectious diseases, and more. Boneheads and Brainiacs showcases the enthralling, all-too-human personal lives that made modern medicine possible.
About Moira Dolan
Moira Dolan, MD attended medical school at University of Illinois and has practiced Internal Medicine in Michigan and Texas. She is passionate about patient empowerment and believes being an informed consumer is the only protection against becoming a victim of your medical encounter. Her No-Nonsense Guides support the health care consumer's opportunity for informed consent or informed refusal. Her new book Boneheads & Brainiacs: Heroes and Scoundrels of the Noble Prize in Medicine profiles a surprisingly diverse group of racists, cranks and opportunists as well has heroes, geniuses, and selfless benefactors of humanity, revealing the messy human reality behind medical progress in a highly entertaining read for the non medical reader.