All events listed below take place online. Please visit the organizers’ websites for details.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Dr. Moira Dolan discusses and signs Boneheads and Brainiacs

May 18 @ 6:00 pm

Free
Facebooktwitter

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.

Other

Unique Events ID
2329

This website's content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You are free to share and adapt with attribution.