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Livestream: Moira Dolan: Boneheads and Brainiacs
August 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Annie Bloom’s is sponsoring this online interview with author Moira Dolan, MD discussing her new book Boneheads & Brainiacs: Heroes and Scoundrels of the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
Click this link to join the event: [Zoom link coming soon!]
Join for a chance to win an author-signed copy of Boneheads & Brainiacs.
Register to receive a free download of Dr. Dolan’s e-booklet “No-Nonsense Guide to Surviving Your Medical Encounter.”
For every purchase of Boneheads & Brainiacs from Annie Bloom’s, Dr. Dolan will donate directly to the indie bookstore charity Binc (Book Industry Charitable Foundation).
About the book:
The inventor of the lobotomy won a Nobel prize in medicine for destroying his patients’ brains. Another Nobel laureate thought malaria cured syphilis. The discoverer of anaphylactic shock also researched the spirit world and ESP. A pioneer of organ transplants was an ardent eugenicist, while the founder of sports physiology heroically spoke out against Nazism.
Boneheads & Brainiacs profiles the winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine from 1901 to 1950––a surprisingly diverse group of racists, cranks, and opportunists, as well as heroes, geniuses, and selfless benefactors of humanity. Forget all the ivory tower stereotypes of white-coated doctors finding miracle cures. Boneheads and Brainiacs reveals the messy human reality behind medical progress, in a highly entertaining book written for the ordinary reader.
Some were bad scientists; others were great scientists and lousy human beings. But the majority of these researchers produced knowledge that now saves millions of lives–priceless discoveries like the role of vitamins in nutrition, the dangers of radiation, treatments for diabetes and deadly infectious diseases, and more. Boneheads & Brainiacs showcases the enthralling, all-too-human personal lives that made modern medicine possible.
About the author:
Dr. Dolan has been licensed as a medical doctor since 1985, and certified as an Internal Medicine specialist since 1988. She has also served as a consultant on fraud and disability cases for the State of Texas Department of Insurance, the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Medicare and other organizations.
In keeping with her goal of empowering the layperson in making healthcare choices, Dr. Moira Dolan educates people on how to preserve their rights and inform themselves fully of the risks and benefits of medications or medical treatment. And she does it all in plain, simple language.