Nobel Blog by Moira Dolan, MD

Boneheads & Brainiacs Author Event Supports Independent Bookstores!

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These are tough times for bookstores and new book authors. Boneheads & Brainiacs launched on March 10, 2020 after several months of robust presales. In the normal course of events, authors pitch bookstores for a shot at live promotion through...

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Bonus podcast interview with author Dr. Moira Dolan

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Learn how recent history teaches the need for healthy skepticism in this podcast, featuring amazing stories from Boneheads & Brainiacs. This week's 5-Minute Biographies podcast features a bonus 35-minute interview with me, delving into the bes...

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Audiobook Now Available!

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You’ve been asking for it, here it is! Just released: the audiobook version of Boneheads & Brainiacs: Heroes and Scoundrels of the Nobel Prize in Medicine, with preface read by the author and the book narrated by David Sweeney-Bear. The b...

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Boneheads & Brainiacs Virtual Bookstore Tour: The Vroman’s Author Event!

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Don't miss this realtime author interview with Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena. Join us from anywhere: Monday May 18th 6:00 PM PST, 7:00 Mountain Time, 8:00 CST, 9:00 EST In the modern era of scientists advising governments on everything from clima...

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Perpsective is Everything

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April 2, 2020 © Moira Dolan, MD While the World Health Organization advises social distancing of 3 feet, the US Centers for Disease Control calls for 6 feet. John Lynch, an infectious disease specialist on the front lines of the first US o...

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Book Release Party & Signings

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Check out the photos below from a Boneheads & Brainiacs book signing event, the book release party on March 7, 2020, and of Dr. Dolan with the history class from New Horizon's Academy and at the New Releases table at Barnes & Noble, holding t...

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Book Release Today!

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Why is a book on the Nobel Prize in Medicine pertinent today? “The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.” — Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Some of the winners of the Nobel Priz...

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Using the Nobel Prize to Save the Planet

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On February 21, 2020 over 40 Nobel laureates signed on to a letter urging Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau to reject the Teck Frontier tar sand mine development, proposed since 2011 by Teck Resources Limited, to harvest oil from the sand. On Febr...

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Vaccines and the Nobel Prize, case in point

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Several early Nobel Prizes were given for discoveries that led to the development of vaccines for prevention of infectious diseases. The irony is that these diseases were already in steep decline in terms of incidence and deadliness, even before ther...

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Gender Inequality in the Nobel Prize in Medicine

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In 117 years of the Nobel Prize in Medicine & Physiology, only 12 women have been Nobel laureates. To be honest, some of this in the early years could be attributed to the paucity of women at work in the sciences. But that’s not the entire e...

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