Whitty Books is thrilled to be hosting an evening of reading and discussion as Lucy Jane Santos joins them to discuss her new book, Half Lives: The Unlikely History of Radium!
The fascinating, curious, and sometimes macabre history of radium as seen in its uses in everyday life. Of all the radioactive elements discovered at the end of the nineteenth century, it was radium that became the focus of both public fascination and entrepreneurial zeal.
About the Author: Lucy Jane Santos is an expert in the history of twentieth-century health and beauty with a particular interest – some might say obsession – in the cultural history of radioactivity. She is now the Executive Secretary of the British Society for the History of Science. In the past, she has also worked as the Director of the Crime Writers’ Association and for the Gourmet Society, where she was Editor, and at The International Wine and Food Society. This is her first book.
Santos will be joined in conversation by Brandy Schillace, author of Clockwork Futures:
Dr. Brandy Schillace writes about culture, the history of medicine, and the intersections of medicine and literature. She is the Managing Editor of the international health journal Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry and teaches at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Brandy has lectured at the New York Academy of Medicine and writes for The Huffington Post and InsideHigherEd, among other publications.
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