Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442
Book Club meeting
Mon, September 25, 2006 • Joynes Reading Room
Pulitzer Prize finalist for his biography of Alfred Kinsey, Jones is also author of Bad Blood, The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment. Jones will discuss medical ethics and medical history. He is a history professor at the University of Arkansas. Jones' biography, Alfred C. Kinsey: A Public/Private Life (W.W. Norton, 1997), is perhaps the only book ever to be simultaneously reviewed in Science, Playboy and The Nation. Professor Jones' earlier book, Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments, was likewise groundbreaking, controversial and highly acclaimed. He is currently engaged in research on the Houston "bubble boy," the child born without a functioning immune system who was kept alive for a dozen years in sterile isolation.