The Atheist and the Holy City: Encounters and Reflections

Paperback | February 25, 1992

byGeorge KleinTranslated byTheodore Friedmann, Ingrid Friedmann

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In this series of 15 essays, which won the Letterstedt Prize, Sweden's equivalent of the Pulitzer, distinguished cell biologist George Klein shares his considerable insights on science and on human nature. Organized loosely as "The Wisdom and Folly of Scientists," "Journeys," "Viruses and Cancer," and "La Condition Humaine," the essays range from lucid explanations of biological and genetic processes to personal remembrances and studies of famous scientists to discussions of the complicity of science and medicine in the Nazi extermination camps.George Klein has led the Department of Tumor Biology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm for more than three decades.

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In this series of 15 essays that won the Letterstedt Prize...the essays range from lucid explanations of biological and genetic processes to personal remembrances and studies of famous scientists to discussions of the complicity of science and medicine in the Nazi extermination camps.

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In this series of 15 essays, which won the Letterstedt Prize, Sweden's equivalent of the Pulitzer, distinguished cell biologist George Klein shares his considerable insights on science and on human nature. Organized loosely as "The Wisdom and Folly of Scientists," "Journeys," "Viruses and Cancer," and "La Condition Humaine," the essays...

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In this series of 15 essays that won the Letterstedt Prize...the essays range from lucid explanations of biological and genetic processes to personal remembrances and studies of famous scientists to discussions of the complicity of science and medicine in the Nazi extermination camps.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:February 25, 1992Publisher:The MIT Press

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ISBN - 10:0262610779

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In this series of 15 essays that won the Letterstedt Prize...the essays range from lucid explanations of biological and genetic processes to personal remembrances and studies of famous scientists to discussions of the complicity of science and medicine in the Nazi extermination camps.

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