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Making mice : standardizing animals for American biomedical research, 1900-1955

Publisher: PRINCETON : PRINCETON UNIV PRESS, 2004.
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"Throughout Making Mice, Karen Rader explains how the story of mouse research illuminates our understanding of key issues in the history of science such as the role of model organisms in furthering scientific thought. Ultimately genetically standardized mice became icons of standardization in biomedicine by successfully negotiating the tension between the natural and the man-made in experimental practice." "This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 0691187584 9780691187587
OCLC Number: 1043571180
Description: 1 online resource.
Responsibility: Karen A. Rader.

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"Throughout Making Mice, Karen Rader explains how the story of mouse research illuminates our understanding of key issues in the history of science such as the role of model organisms in furthering scientific thought. Ultimately genetically standardized mice became icons of standardization in biomedicine by successfully negotiating the tension between the natural and the man-made in experimental practice." "This book will appeal not only to historians of science but also to biologists and medical researchers"--

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