James Hamblin is a doctor and holds a masters in Preventive Medicine from Yale University. He is a staff writer at The Atlantic, a lecturer at the Yale School of Public Health and a specialist in preventive medicine. He is the author of If Our Bodies Could Talk and hosted a video series of the same name. His Twitter account is @jameshamblin. He only uses soap on his hands.
James Hamblin's strange, good-humoured and persuasive book sets out to dispel the comfortable notion that our skin is a smooth protective barrier between us and the outside world... Clean made me chuckle and then left me thoughtful, which isn't bad for a book about soap -- Susannah Goldsbrough * Daily Telegraph * James Hamblin's characteristic mix of clarity and levity shine through every single page. You'll never think about your largest organ the same way again -- DAVID EPSTEIN, author of Range and The Sports Gene