Rebecca Abrams

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Rebecca Abrams's first novel, Touching Distance, was published to critical acclaim in 2008, was shortlisted for the 2009 McKitterick Prize and won the 2009 Medical Journalists’ Association Award for Fiction.  She is also the author of several successful non-fiction titles and has been a columnist for the Daily Telegraph for a number of years. Rebecca is a recipient of an Amnesty International Press Award, and is a regular contributor to the Guardian and other publications.

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2009

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

The author of Touching Distance, a novel based on the true story of a brilliant doctor who discovered germ theory a century before Lister, but died with his reputation in tatters, shared with us her fascination for scientific discovery, the difference between truth and knowledge and the moral responsibilities that accompany discoveries.

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