Thursday, April 30, 2020

Quote of the Day (Deborah Blum, on Her Discarded Dream of Becoming a Chemist)

“I dreamed of becoming a chemist (which my children assure me reveals the true geekiness at the core of my personality). I changed my mind on the day that I set my hair on fire—think long, dangling braids, think Bunsen burner….A chemistry lab is a dangerous place for an absent-minded daydreamer of a student—namely, me.”American science and history author and journalist Deborah Blum, The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York (2010)

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