P&P Live! Sam Kean —THE ICEPICK SURGEON - with Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris

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Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 6:00pm

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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.

Unflinching, and exhilarating to the last page, The Icepick Surgeon fuses the drama of scientific discovery with the illicit thrill of a true-crime tale. With his trademark wit and precision, Kean shows that, while science has done more good than harm in the world, rogue scientists do exist, and when we sacrifice morals for progress, we often end up with neither.

Kean will be in conversation with Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris, a bestselling author, television host, and medical historian with a doctorate from Oxford University. Her debut book,The Butchering Art, is the story of a visionary British surgeon whose quest to unite science and medicine delivered us into the modern world. Her new television series on the Smithsonian Channel, The Curious Life and Death of…, explores some of the most mysterious deaths in history.

P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science By Sam Kean Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316496506
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 13th, 2021

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