The Light in the Skull: Published in 1997 by Faber & Faber, Inc., Dr. Glasser reveals how the geniuses of medicine battled prejudice, ego, and anger to make amazing discoveries that relieved suffering, healed the sick, and altered the lives of billions of people. Readers discover the first instance of germ theory, participate in the development of vaccines, understand antibiotics and genetic defects, and ultimately learn how medicine has always struggled to keep death and destruction more than a heartbeat away.
“Dr. Glasser continues the tradition of Dr. Lewis Thomas, as physician, scientist, and philosopher. He presents an elegant chronicle of the evolution of immunity and the blindness of both the medical establishment and society to new information.”
- Gregory A. Culley, MD, Former Associate Dean, University of Louisville Medical School, and U.S. Government Medicaid Consultant
“The best-told medical story to come along since The Microbe Hunters. Stephen King’s fiction isn’t half so scary as Dr. Glasser’s facts. A splendid history of the endless battle that medical science wages daily against the ever-adapting, ever-changing, ever-deadly enemies that threaten us all.”
- Joseph L. Galloway, Senior Writer, U.S. News & World Report, co-author of We Were Soldiers Once…and Young