The Icepick Surgeon by Sam Kean, Read by Ben Sullivan
Bringing Together Science and True Crime
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Narrator Ben Sullivan’s strong, clear voice and intentional pacing complement The Icepick Surgeon’s tales of scientific misdeeds. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss Sam Kean’s examination of scientists who disregarded ethics to achieve scientific glory—though hindsight shows that unethical means almost always result in faulty methodology. Listeners will be aghast at the actions of these scientists, who sound more like characters from pulp science fiction. These chronicles are important because of their impact on the present day.
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