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The icepick surgeon : murder, fraud, sabotage, piracy, and other dastardly deeds perpetrated in the name of science / Sam Kean.

Kean, Sam, (author.).

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  • 11 of 15 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at C.H. Booth Library - Newtown.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown 174.95 KEA (Text to phone) 34014150069707 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 01/27/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 0316496502
  • ISBN: 9780316496506
  • ISBN: 9780316496506
  • ISBN: 0316496502
  • Physical Description: vi, 360 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc., 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-348) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Cleopatra's legacy -- Introduction -- Piracy: the buccaneer biologist -- Slavery: the corruption of the flycatcher -- Grave-robbing: Jekyll & Hyde, Hunter & Knox -- Murder: the professor and the janitor -- Animal cruelty: the war of the currents -- Sabotage: the bone wars -- Oath-breaking: ethically impossible -- Ambition: surgery of the soul -- Espionage: the variety act -- Torture: the white whale -- Malpractice: sex, power, and money -- Fraud: superwoman -- Conclusion -- Appendix: The future of crime.
Summary, etc.:
"Science is a force for good in the world--at least usually. But sometimes, when obsession gets the better of scientists, they twist a noble pursuit into something sinister. Under this spell, knowledge isn't everything, it's the only thing--no matter the cost. Bestselling author Sam Kean tells the true story of what happens when unfettered ambition pushes otherwise rational men and women to cross the line in the name of science, trampling ethical boundaries and often committing crimes in the process"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Science > Moral and ethical aspects.
Research > Moral and ethical aspects.
Science > History.
Scientists > Professional ethics.
Medical ethics.
TRUE CRIME / Historical.
SCIENCE / History.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Medical ethics.
Research > Moral and ethical aspects.
Science > Moral and ethical aspects.
Scientists > Professional ethics.
Genre: History.
True crime stories.

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