Monthly Archives: February 2011

Science Fictions: A Scientific Mystery, A Massive Cover-Up, and the Dark Legacy of Robert Gallo

The fundamental question of Science Fictions¬†is, is Dr. Gallo a tragic hero or just a bullying fraud? In his “Poetics,” Aristotle defines a tragic hero as someone as good or better than we, brought low by his own tragic flaw. … Continue reading

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The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History

In The Great Influenza, John Barry has produced a massive and exhaustively researched description of one of the greatest disasters of human history. At least, from the American point of view. While there are a few glancing references to what … Continue reading

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The Medical Detectives

The Medical Detectives¬† by Berton Roueche Edition: Paperback Price: $10.36 Somewhere in my teens (a long time ago), I picked up one of my mother’s discarded New Yorkers and chanced upon a column called “Annals of Medicine.” Curious, I skimmed … Continue reading

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