Chapter 4Bring on the Battles

“We often hate each other, but it’s the kind of hatred that’s like flint and steel—the sparks that come out make it worth the while.”11

—Penn Jillette on his long-time partner in magic, Teller


Back in 1956, Dr. Alice Mary Stewart, a physician and epidemiologist, came out with a shocking article published by the British medical journal The Lancet. Her article cited data showing that the X-rays taken of pregnant mothers actually caused childhood ...

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