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Austin, TX 78756 US

July 2019

Jul
30

Non-Fiction Book: A Brief History of Medicine: From Hippocrates to Gene Therapy

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756 US

“A Brief History of Medicine: from Hippocrates to Gene Therapy”By Paul StrathernAmong the many histories of medicine, Paul Strathern’s narrative stands out for its lively prose and colorful portraits of figures who broke with dogma and proved new paradigms. Even the expert reader will find much that is novel and nuanced, not only in stories about prominent characters like Galen and Harvey, but less well known individuals like the Venerable Bede, an English monk who revived Greek and Roman knowledge…

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August 2019

Aug
27

Non-fiction book: The Perfectionists by Simon Winchester

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756 US

The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World by Simon Winchesterfrom Goodreads:The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision—in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future. The rise of manufacturing could not have happened without an attention to precision. At the dawn of the Industrial Revolution in eighteenth-century England, standards of measurement…

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