Thomas Goetz


The Remedy

A new book by Thomas Goetz. Available now.

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“A fascinating and entertaining new page turner of a book.”

Los Angeles Times


Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis

Capturing the moment when mystery and magic began to yield to science, The Remedy chronicles the stunning story of how the germ theory of disease became a true fact, how two men of ambition were emboldened to reach for something more, and how scientific discoveries evolve into social truths. 

The Remedy, a Best Book of the Month on Amazon and iTunes, is out now – order your copy today.

“Goetz aptly demonstrates that both Koch and Doyle were doggedly inquisitive men who discovered that neither germs nor crime are any match for science.”  – Publishers Weekly

“Goetz weaves together a compelling narrative ... reminding us of how far we have come, and how much we take for granted in modern medicine.”  – BookPage

Go inside this mysterious story with a series of graphic novel excerpts.


Read Thomas's latest blog posts


My latest column in INC. magazine is up, about how important it is to document processes and protocols and insights. You'd think as a writer this would've been second nature to me, but it's actually something I learned from working with engineers at Iodine and GoodRx.

The white lab mouse is one of the most definitive icons of science. So where does this creature come from? Potentially the first was used by necessity in one of the most important experiments in scientific history.

Thank you to David Shaywitz for the thoughtful Forbes write-up of The Remedy! 

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