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The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science

Author: Sam Kean.

The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science

Author: Sam Kean.

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Item #: D33556
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316496506
Science is usually a force for good in the world, but scientists can sometimes twist a noble pursuit into something sinister. Ranging across two millennia, the author of The Disappearing Spoon discusses Thomas Edison's support of the electric chair, the spies who infiltrated the Manhattan Project, and the icepick lobotomies of the 1950s. Sam Kean draws direc... More
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Science is usually a force for good in the world, but scientists can sometimes twist a noble pursuit into something sinister. Ranging across two millennia, the author of The Disappearing Spoon discusses Thomas Edison's support of the electric chair, the spies who infiltrated the Manhattan Project, and the icepick lobotomies of the 1950s. Sam Kean draws direct lines from the medical abuses of Tuskegee and Nazi Germany to current vaccine hesitancy, and looks to the future, when AI and genetic engineering could unleash whole new ways to do one another wrong.


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