Page 77. " Medawar, a man he admires "

Sir Peter Medawar (1915 - 1987) was a British zoologist of Arabic heritage (his father was Lebanese).  He won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on acquired immune tolerance.

Nobel Prize Website: Peter Medawar 

WikiQuote: Peter Medawar

Page 88. " Thomas Hobbes "
Leviathan
Public DomainLeviathan

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was an English philosopher particularly noted for his political theories.

His book Leviathan is concerned with the structure of society and government. It is the earliest example of social contract theory (theories about the ways people organise and maintain order in societies). 

 

Philosophy Pages: Hobbes' Leviathan

Page 96. " Has anyone mentioned Huntington's Disease to you? "

Huntington's Disease is a hereditary disorder of the central nervous system.  Degeneration of brain neurons causes loss of muscular control and emotional disturbance.  There is currently no cure.

NINDS: Huntington's Disease Info Page

Huntington's Disease Association: Fact Sheets

Huntington's Disease Association: Video