Suffering for Science: Reason and Sacrifice in Modern America

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From gruesome self-experimentation to exhausting theoretical calculations, stories abound of scientists willfully surrendering health, well-being, and personal interests for the sake of their work. What accounts for the prevalence of this coupling of knowledge and pain-and for the peculiar assumption that science requires such suffering? In this lucid and absorbing history, Rebecca M. Herzig explores the rise of an ethic of "self-sacrifice" in American science. Delving into some of the more bewildering practices of the ...

Suffering for Science: Reason and Sacrifice in Modern America 2006, Rutgers University Press

ISBN-13: 9780813539515

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Suffering for Science: Reason and Sacrifice in Modern America 2005, Rutgers University Press

ISBN-13: 9780813536620

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