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Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age

Wednesday, February 24 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us for the 77th Historia Medica Lecture, given by James L. Nolan, Jr, chair and Washington Gladden 1859 Professor of Sociology at Williams College. 

Simply join us on Zoom at the time of the event (no registration required).

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


School of Medicine



Bernard Becker Medical Library
Event Contact

Laura Swofford | lswofford@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

James L Nolan Jr.
Chair and Washington Gladden 1859 Professor of Sociology
Williams College

Professor Nolan’s teaching and research interests fall within the general areas of law and society, culture, technology and social change, and historical comparative sociology. His new book,  Atomic Doctors:  Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, is forthcoming with Harvard University Press. His previous books include What They Saw in America: Alexis de Tocqueville, Max Weber, G.K. Chesterton, and Sayyid Qutb (2016); Legal Accents, Legal Borrowing: The International Problem-Solving Court Movement (2009); Reinventing Justice: The American Drug Court Movement (2001); and The Therapeutic State: Justifying Government at Century’s End (1998). He is the recipient of several grants and awards including National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships and a Fulbright scholarship. He has held visiting fellowships at Oxford University, Loughborough University, and the University of Notre Dame.

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