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Biomedical computing : digitizing life in the United States

Author: Joseph Adam November
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Series: Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science, 130th ser., 2; Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science, 130th ser., 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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November's thoroughly researched and lively study makes clear for readers the motives behind computerizing the study of life and how that technology profoundly affects biomedical research today.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Adam November
ISBN: 9781421404684 1421404680
OCLC Number: 741999154
Description: xvi, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Putting molecular biology and medical diagnosis into metal brains : operations research and the origins of biomedical computing --
Building tomorrow's biomedicine : the National Institutes of Health's early mission to computerize biology and medicine --
The LINC revolution : the forgotten biomedical origins of personal computing --
A new way of life : computing in the lab, in the clinic, and at the foundation --
Martians, experts, and universitas : biomedical computing at Stanford University, 1960-1966.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science, 130th ser., 2; Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science, 130th ser., 2.
Responsibility: Joseph November.

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Computers changed research in the life sciences in the 1950s and 1960s. Historian Joseph November engagingly relates how... November's style is convincing and compelling. -- Paula Stephan * Nature * Read more...

 
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