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The molecular vision of life : Caltech, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the rise of the new biology

Author: Lily E Kay
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Series: Monographs on the history and philosophy of biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text argues that molecular biology did not "evolve" in a random fashion but was an expression of systematic efforts by scientists and the foundations they relied upon for financial support to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lily E Kay
ISBN: 0195058127 9780195058123 0195111435 9780195111439
OCLC Number: 25317428
Description: x, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. "Social Control:" the Rockefeller Foundation's Agenda in the Human Sciences, 1913-1933 ; 2. The Technological Frontier: Southern California and the Emergence of Life Science at Caltech ; 3. Visions and Realitites: The Biology Division in the Morgan Era ; Interlude 1 - The Protein Paradigm ; 4. From Flies to Molecules: Physiological Genetics in the Morgan Era ; 5. A Convergence of Goals: From Physical Chemistry to Bio-Organic Chemistry ; 6. The Spoils of War: Immunochemistry and Serological Genetics, 1940-1945 ; 7. Microorganisms and Macromanagement: Beadle's Return to Caltech ; 8. The Molecular Empire
Series Title: Monographs on the history and philosophy of biology.
Responsibility: Lily E. Kay.
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the book has the great merit to give insight in the expectation of young American scientists and in what troubles their minds! Cellular and Molecular Biology, vol.43, no.5, July 1997

 
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