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Title Molecularizing biology and medicine : new practices and alliances, 1910s-1970s / ed. by Soraya de Chadarevian and Harmke Kamminga
Published Amsterdam : Harwood Academic Publishers, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 304 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in the history of science, technology, and medicine ; v. 6
Studies in the history of science, technology, and medicine ; v. 6
Contents Plants, cells and bodies; the molecular biography of Colchicine, 1930-1975 / Jordan Goodman -- Chemistry in the clinic: the research career of Donald Dexter Van Slyke / Olga Amserdamska -- Vitamins and dynamics of molecularizaton: biochemistry, policy and industry in Britain, 1914-1939 / Harmke Kammings -- Producing molecular therapeutics from human blood: Edwin Cohn's wartime enterprise / Angela N.H. Creager -- The molecularization of cancer etiology in the postwar United States: instruments, politics and management / Jean-Paul Gaudilliere -- Following molecules: hemoglobin between the clinic and the laboratory / Soraya de Chadarevian -- The struggle over metabolic screening / Diane B. Paul and Paul J. Edelson -- "A'cage' of ovulating females": the history of the early oral contraceptive pill clinical trials, 1950-1959 / Lara Marks -- Immunotherapy of cancer from Coley's toxins to interfereon: molecularization of a therapeutic practice / Ilana Lowy -- reflections: molecularization, standardization and the history of science / Steve Sturdy
Summary The contributions present a coherent set of case studies of practices, technologies and stragegies aimed at the isolation, investigation, manipulation, production and uses of molecules
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Molecular Biology -- history.
Molecular biology -- History -- 20th century
Pathology, Molecular -- History -- 20th century
Molecular biology.
Pathology, Molecular.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Molecular Biology.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Chadarevian, Soraya de.
Kamminga, Harmke.
ISBN 0203304233