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Strong Medicine》

作者:Arthur Hailey
出版社:Doubleday
出版日期:2001

內容簡介

A Look at the Right and Wrong of Drug Companies, January 1, 2005
By Jeffrey Clinard "Jeffrey"

Arthur Hailey was a great man. He provided insights into so many industries. Perhaps he got the best commercial works out of Airport and Hotel, but his commentary on other works was his greatest legacy.

Don't get me wrong - Hotel and Airport were great works. He looked into the problems of those industries. His books contained great merit; the adaptations to screen showed a big disaster movie (Airport... and then Airplane).

Strong Medicine was his look into the ethical drug world, with all it's triumphs and problems. Medical breakthroughs in drugs are not without their costs. Can some drugs lead to harmful side-effects? Yes. Can some drugs be helpful to men and science? Yes. Can the FDA both cause good drugs to be delayed, and catch harmful drugs before they hit? Yes.

Arthur Hailey is a master of industry research. He understood no industry was without it's drawbacks and costs, and well as it's advancement to mankind. Strong Medicine shows both sides at their very best. Drug companies want the best ethical drugs they can make - but they are also not immune from making mistakes about their strong medicine.

作者

Arthur Hailey  

 

《玉米田裡的先知:異類遺傳學家麥克林托克》

作者:凱勒(Evelyn Fox Keller)
譯者:唐嘉慧
出版社:
天下文化
出版日期:1995

內容簡介

  作者以豐富的科學涵養,親切而細膩的筆觸,詳述麥克林托克成長的歷程,為科學奮鬥、執著的一生,以及她對生物學獨特的「直觀」能力;並且記述了遺傳科學蓬勃發展的軌跡、分子生物學的誕生及科學家群我互動的關係。她被漠視、冷落了三十多年,終於在一九八三年獲得諾貝爾生理醫學獎。本書引領我們進入細胞遺傳學的奧妙世界,讓我們認識教科書裡那位豎立玉米遺傳學里程碑的鮮活人物。

  • 中文版序 整個世界必須等好幾年才能欣賞她 陳文盛
  • 作者序 玉米田裡的「異類」遺傳學家 凱勒
  • 十週年版序 迷人的人,迷人的歷史 霍奇基斯
  • 卷首 歷史性的鳥瞰
       第一章 獨處的能力
       第二章 成為頂尖科學家
       第三章 跑進玉米細胞裡
       第四章 變異
  • 卷中 形勢素描
       第五章 與染色體融會
       第六章 基因轉位
       第七章 沒有共同語言
       第八章 噬菌體集團的革命
       第九章 重新發現轉位
       第十章 直觀生命
  • 卷末 一片秋葉 唐嘉慧
  • 附錄 譯後記 唐嘉慧
  • 名詞注釋
  • 延伸閱讀

作者

凱勒(Evelyn Fox Keller)

譯者

唐嘉慧