Nancy Tomes

Nancy Tomes is Professor of History, State University of New York at Stony Brook, and author of The Art of Asylum-Keeping: Thomas Story Kirkbride and the Origins of American Psychiatry.

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Cover: The Gospel of Germs: Men, Women, and the Microbe in American LifeThe Gospel of Germs: Men, Women, and the Microbe in American LifeTomes, NancyPAPERBACK09/01/1999$33.00
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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