Zimmer’s book documents well how green fluorescent proteins (GFPs) join (often, literally) a long line of ever-evolving visualization techniques and radiological innovation that continue to modify how we view ourselves, both in the pages of academic journals and in the vernacular.
Scott H. Podolsky
Scott H. Podolsky is a primary care physician, Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and the director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. His most recent book, The Antibiotic Era: Reform, Resistance, and the Pursuit of a Rational Therapeutics, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2015.
Posts by Scott H. Podolsky
The first woman to paint the official portrait of a U.S. president, Greta Kempton also painted Cabinet officials, governors, senators, the head of the Atomic Energy Commission, two Postmasters General, a Supreme Court justice, several university presidents, and a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. But what would have happened if she had painted a self-portrait?