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Thomas Hager

Thomas Hager is an award-winning author of books on the history of science and medicine, most recently "Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine." He is a courtesy associate professor of journalism and communication at the University of Oregon. His book "The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler," was a finalist for the National Academies Communication Award; listed among the "Best Books of The Year" by Kirkus Reviews; and named a Borders "Original Voices" Selection. His 2006 book "The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug" was called "fascinating" by the Los Angeles Times and "a grand story" by the Wall Street Journal.