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The Fevers of Reason

New and Selected Essays

By Gerald Weissmann

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Format: Paperback, 256 pages
An essential collection from the writer and physician Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel calls  America's most interesting and important essayist"

About the Author

Gerald Weissmann is a physician, scientist, editor, and essayist whose collections include The Fevers of Reason: New and Selected Essays (forthcoming from Bellevue Literary Press); Epigenetics in the Age of Twitter: Pop Culture and Modern Science; Mortal and Immortal DNA: Science and the Lure of Myth; and Galileo's Gout: Science in an Age of Endarkenment. He is professor emeritus and research professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine. His essays and reviews have appeared in numerous publications worldwide, including the London Review of Books and New York Times Book Review. The former editor-in- chief of the FASEB Journal, he is now its book reviews editor. He lives in Manhattan and Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Reviews

Praise for Gerald Weissmann"Gerald Weissmann is Lewis Thomas's heir." --Robert Coles"[Weissmann] bridges the space between science and the humanities, and particularly between medicine and the muses, with wit, erudition, and, most important, wisdom." --Adam Gopnik"America's most interesting and important essayist." --Eric Kandel, Nobel Prize-winning author of The Age of Insight"How I envy the reader coming upon Dr. Weissmann's elegant, entertaining essays for the first time!" --Jonas Salk"Dr. Weissmann's juggling with the balls of global politics, biology, medicine, and culture in the framework of history is breathtaking." --Bengt Samuelsson, Nobel Laureate and former chairman of the Nobel Foundation"The premier essayist of our time, Weissmann writes with grace and style." --Richard Selzer"An absolutely first-rate writer." --Kurt Vonnegut"[Weissmann] is a man of wide culture, a captivating and graceful writer." --New Yorker"Weissmann introduces us to a new way of thinking about the connections between art and medicine." --New York Times Book Review"Oliver Sacks, Richard Selzer, Lewis Thomas . . . Weissmann is in this noble tradition."--Los Angeles Times"As a belles-letterist, Weissmann is the inheritor of the late Lewis Thomas . . . Like Thomas, he's a gifted researcher and clinician who writes beautifully. Unlike Thomas, he is an original and indefatigable social historian as well." --Boston Globe"He writes as a doctor, a medical scientist, a knowing lover of art and literature and a modern liberal skeptic. But more than anything else, Weissmann writes as a passionate and wise reader." --New Republic"Weissmann is a master of the essay form. His witty and elegant prose makes the toughest subject matter not only accessible but entertaining." --Barnes and Noble Review"[Weissmann] is a Renaissance Man. . . . He'll stretch your mind's hamstrings." --Christian Science Monitor"[Weissmann's essays] intertwine the profound connections of science and art in the context of our modern era . . . to illuminate the ongoing challenges scientists face in dealing with scrutiny and criticism, from colleagues and from our broader society." --Science"Erudite, engaging, and accessible." --Library Journal"Weissmann models his work after that of his mentor, Lewis Thomas. . . . His ideas . . . are every bit as important." --Publishers Weekly

EAN: 9781942658320
ISBN: 194265832X
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.3 centimetres
Age Range: 15+ years
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