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The Gospel of Germs

Men, Women, and the Microbe in American Life

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$33.00 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674357082

Publication Date: 09/01/1999

Short

368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

18 halftones

World

Awards & Accolades

  • 2002 William H. Welch Medal, American Association for the History of Medicine
  • 2001 Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize, History of Science Society
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Remembering Hiroshima

On this day 75 years ago, the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. James L. Nolan Jr.’s grandfather was a doctor who participated in the Manhattan Project, and he writes about him in Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, an unflinching examination of the moral and professional dilemmas faced by physicians who took part in the project. Below, please find the introduction to Nolan’s book. On the morning of June 17, 1945, Captain James F. Nolan, MD, boarded a plane