Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine (Synthesis)


After World War II, the US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) began mass-producing radioisotopes, sending out nearly 64,000 shipments of radioactive materials to scientists and physicians by 1955. Even as the atomic bomb became the focus of Cold War anxiety, radioisotopes represented the government’s efforts to harness the power of the atom for peace—advancing medicine, domestic energy, and foreign relations.

           

In Life Atomic, Angela N. H. Creager tells the story of how…

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who…


Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction
Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize
Shortlisted for the MJA Health Book of the Year Award
Shortlisted for the BMA Medical Book Awards

A Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller

Foreword by Oliver Sacks

What is autism: a devastating developmental condition, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more – and the future of our society…

Galen: On Semen (Corpus Medicorum Graecorum)



Antique theories of procreation manifest the earnestness of physicians and philosophers to fathom the complicated processes which result in the origin of new life. Anatomical knowledge joins with physiological speculations, in which also the bias of a patricarchal society is evident in favouring of the male as the declining portion in formation of germ. The work of the Greek physician Galen (129-c200 AD) is one of the few preserved monographs on this subject. For this edition, Philipp DeLacy…