Monthly Archives: September 2014


If you’re in Philadelphia next week, you can catch a preview of my next book project. I’ll be speaking on “Hearts, Minds, and Labs: Science as Cold War Cultural Diplomacy” at Temple University’s Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy on Tuesday, September 30. The event will be held in the Weigley Room of Gladfelter Hall at 3:30 p.m.

My talk is the first CENFAD talk of the season. It’s a great program—for the full list of speakers, click here.

Was Margaret Sanger a Venture Capitalist?


But an interesting new book by Jonathan Eig frames the history of the first commercial birth control pill as a sort of Silicon Valley history of innovation. Although certain aspects of the book gave me pause, on the whole, I enjoyed it. It’s a page-turner, which isn’t something that can be said about most books in the history of medicine.

My review appears in the current issue of C&EN.