Candid Science II: Conversations with Famous Biomedical Scientists

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Imperial College Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 604 pages
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This invaluable book contains 36 interviews, including 26 with Nobel laureates. It presents a cross-section of biomedical science, a field that has been dominant in science for the past half century. The in-depth conversations cover important research areas and discoveries, as well as the roads to these discoveries, including aspects of the scientists' work that never saw publication. They also bring out the humanness of the famous scientists - the reader learns about their backgrounds, aspirations, failings, and triumphs. The book is illustrated with snapshots of the conversations and photos provided by the interviewees. It is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed Candid Science: Conversations with Famous Chemists, by the same author.

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Only recommend if don't want to learn about biomedical engineering. Other than that...
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About the author (2002)

Istvan Hargittai is Professor of Chemistry and head of the George A. Olah PhD School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and research professor at E otv os University. He is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, foreign member of the
Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and member of the Academia Europaea (London). He holds a PhD degree from E otv os University, D.Sc. degree from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and honorary doctorates from Moscow State University, the University of North Carolina, and the Russian Academy
of Sciences. He has lectured in some 30 countries and taught at several universities in the United States. He has published extensively on structural chemistry and on symmetry-related topics. His books include the Candid Science series of his collected interviews with famous scientists, The Road to
Stockholm about the Nobel Prize, and Our Lives, which includes a considerable amount of autobiographical material. He and his fellow professor wife live in Budapest. Their grown children, both PhDs, live in the United States.

Magdolna Hargittai, PhD, DSc, Dr.h.c., Research Professor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences at Etvs University, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Istvn Hargittai, PhD, DSc, Dr.h.c., etc., Professor of Chemistry of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Member of Academia Europaea (London), Foreign Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

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