Nathaniel C. Comfort

Nathaniel C. Comfort is in the history of medicine department at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of The Tangled Field, a biographical study of the geneticist Barbara McClintock. His essays have appeared in Natural History, New Scientist, Science, and the New York Times Book Review. He is not a herpetologist, but his son, Charles, does have a pet frog named “Speckled.”

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