John Galbraith Simmons

Novelist, translator, and science writer, John Galbraith Simmons’s fiction titles include The Sharing, Cried the Piper, Lamplighter, and Midnight Walking. His nonfiction works include The Scientific 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Scientists, Past and Present, and Doctors and Discoveries: Lives That Created Today’s Medicine, and (in collaboration with Justin A. Zivin) tPA for Stroke: The Story of a Controversial Drug. He translated, in collaboration with Jocelyne Barque, Marquis de Sade’s 1795 novel Aline and Valcour and the memoir Outlaw: The Rise & Fall of Rédoine Faïd, forthcoming from Contra Mundum Press.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

The Bigoted Roots of Epidemiology

In reviewing “Maladies of Empire,” John Galbraith Simmons shows how an understanding of colonial medicine and slavery needs to better inform our present....


Sade, Too: A New Moment for a Complex Monster
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