Great Feuds in Medicine: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever

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Wiley, Aug 3, 2001 - Science - 256 pages
"An exciting, well-researched work, which should appeal to anyone with an interest in the nature and progress of the human race."
American Scientist

The cataclysmic clash of medical ideas and personalities comes to colorful life
In this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Great Feuds in Science (Wiley: 0-471-16980-3), Hal Hellman tells the stories of the ten most heated and important disputes of medical science. Featuring a mix of famous and lesser-known stories, Great Feuds in Medicine includes the fascinating accounts of William Harvey's battle with the medical establishment over his discovery of the circulation of blood; Louis Pasteur's fight over his theory of germs; and the nasty dispute between American Robert Gallo and French researcher Luc Montagnier over who discovered the HIV virus. An informative and insightful look at how such medical controversies are not only typical, but often necessary to the progress of the science.

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Science writer Hellman (Beyond Your Senses, 1997) chronicles ten important medical advances with emphasis on the struggle and bitterness that accompanied each.Beginning in the 17th century with ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

HAL HELLMAN is the author of twenty-seven popular science books, including Great Feuds in Science (Wiley) and the six-book series World of the Future. He has also written science articles for the New York Times, Omni, Reader's Digest, Psychology Today, and Geo.

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