The Icepick Surgeon

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The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science

by Sam Kean (Little, Brown and Company, 2021); audiobook read by Ben Sullivan (Audible Audio, 2021)

Book cover: “The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science” by Sam Kean (2021)

Kean’s deep-delves into history are well researched yet perfectly accessible. As the subtitle suggests, this is more a collection of case studies than a comprehensive analysis of scientific malpractice. Nonetheless, Kean’s broader conclusions appear sound. Ben Sullivan captures the half-serious, half-jocular tone.

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