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Publication Date: 01/01/1970

326 pages

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Isaac Newton’s brilliant speculations about the microstructure of matter greatly influenced the course of chemical research in the eighteenth century. Arnold Thackray discusses the intellectual and social implications of Newtonian matter-theory and explores the creative tensions lying behind what at first might appear purely scientific questions. This work challenges the traditional historiography of the period, while raising broader interpretive issues within the history of science.

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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