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Hidden Histories of Science
This is a collection of five essays in the history of the biological sciences, two of which are particularly good and either one alone is worth the value of the book. Possibly the best is Daniel J. Kevles; 'Pursuing the unpopular: a history of courage, viruses, and cancer'. I read this with delight as it is a model of concise and precise scientific exposition. It carefully traces progress from around 1900 to the time of the early AIDS crisis for the evid...
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