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Thankful Thursdays:
25 Essays Expressing Gratitude for Science and Covering Other Fun Topics
Nicholas Kartsonis

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Can you imagine waking up every Thursday morning to an engaging email containing an essay of gratitude? Better yet, could you envision finding this thank you note coming from your boss? For a year, Nicholas Kartsonis took his direct reports on a fascinating odyssey exploring a variety of topics. Most essays show gratitude for the wonders of modern science, with a focus on medical discoveries in infectious disease, vaccinology, and microbiology that have changed the course of humanity. Along the way, Nick also shares his appreciation for people, places, and events that have personally touched him in his own journey as a physician, a father, and a sports fan. He chose the timing of each essay to correspond to an important event in history, and uses this association to recount the significance of each achievement. This book showcases Nick's favorite stories, each showing the positive side of a world often dominated by negativity, mistrust, and skepticism.

Praise for Thankful Thursdays
"The real hero here is science…I can guarantee you will learn something; you may even smile."
Kenneth Frazier, CEO of Merck & Co., Inc.

About the Author
The son of Greek immigrants, Nicholas Kartsonis is an internal medicine physician with a specialty in infectious diseases. For that last two decades, Nick has been employed as a physician scientist at Merck Research Laboratories (MRL), a division of Merck & Co., Inc. (known outside the United States & Canada as Merck Sharp & Dohme). Currently, he is the Senior Vice President of Clinical Research in Infectious Diseases & Vaccines within MRL. He is married and has three sons. He lives in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania.

Book details:
© 2019
ISBN: 978-0-9882500-8-6
Paperback: 242 pages
6 x 9 inches
Price: $17.95

Thankful Thursdays:
25 Essays Expressing Gratitude for Science and
Covering Other Fun Topics

may be ordered from

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