The Book Meme

The dude-you’ve-got-way-too-much-talent Robot Johnny has tagged me with this one. It’s also a nice reminder to clean up the mess around here and _start_ reading the book mentioned.

The deal is:

# Grab the book closest to you
# Open to page 123, go down to the fifth sentence
# Post the text of next 3 sentences on your blog
# Name of the book and the author
# Tag three people

Here’s mine:

bq. The air was the key to the riddle of cholera, and indeed to most know diseases. Nowhere is the philosophy more pronounced than in the writings of the Victorian age’s most beloved and influential medical figure, Florence Nightingale. Consider this passage from the beginning of her groundbreaking 1857 work Notes on Nursing:

Sorry to cut you off there, but that’s the three.

The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic – and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson.

The torch shall be passed on to Mike, Neil and James.


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