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SCIENCE Magazine Reviews Doctors and Distillers!

Screen Shot 2022-06-03 at 10.32.21 AMI'm so thrilled that Science wrote a review of Doctors and Distillers. Science is one of the most important academic journals in the world, and if you're a scientist it is a career goal to get into the publication. I didn't get in for doing any science, but for writing about the history of science. I'll take it!

It is still six weeks before the publication date of Doctors and Distillers (July 19, 2022) but it has already achieved my ultimate goal of critical success. 

Doctors and Distillers

Reviewed by Maddie Bender

Doctors and Distillers, Camper English’s exploration of the medicinal history of libations, is jam-packed with factoids about the history of distilling and medicine and arranged in thematic and roughly chronological order. The writing is lively and accessible, easily enjoyed by a medical anthropologist, home mixologist, or seasoned bartender. Interstitials, meanwhile, provide relevant cocktail recipes that range from the quotidian to the obscure.

it's a long review, read it! It ends: 

This book is best savored, not shot-gunned, with a drink in hand and among company who will not mind frequent interruptions to hear passages read aloud.


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