People

A Recipe for Good Health

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Nitrous oxide party

High Times

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P.S. Krøyer's The Iron Foundry, Burmeister and Wain

Future Calculations

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An edition of Microbe Hunters from the 1940s shows actor Edward G. Robinson as Paul Ehrlich. Robinson played Ehrlich in Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet, a 1940 film based on a chapter in Paul de Kruif’s bestselling book.

Bug Hunters

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When William Aspdin stumbled on the secret to modern concrete, it was the first and one of the few fortuitous steps in an unsteady life.

Hard-Headed Man

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Blockade Against Blockade or John Bull a Match for Boney

The Blockade Runner

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Francesco Redi

True Science, Fake History

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Katharine Burr Blodgett

The Invisible Woman

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St. Clair’s Defeat

Fresh Start

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Margaret Cavendish frontispiece

First Lady

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Clara Immerwahr

Casualty of War

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Marshall Nirenberg

Breaking the Code

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John William Draper

Across the Spectrum

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Albert H. Munsell

A Colorful Life

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Gertrude Elion

Gertrude Elion, Biochemist

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