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Picture control : the electron microscope and the transformation of biology in America, 1940-1960

Author: Nicolas Rasmussen
Publisher: Stanford (Calif.) Stanford University Press cop. 1997
Series: Writing science
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two major questions motivate this study: How do new devices get taken up as experimental systems by scientists? How does the adoption of new instruments affect scientific knowledge? Many  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolas Rasmussen
ISBN: 0804728372 9780804728379
OCLC Number: 1014635940
Description: XIV, 338 p., [64] t. ill. 24 cm
Contents: Note on usage and technical terms; Introduction: scientific knowledge and its means of production; 1. RCA and the war years; 2. Stuart Mudd and his school of bacteriological electron microscopy; 3. The Rockefeller school and the rise of cell biology; 4. Muscle, nerve, and the iron men of MIT; 5. Wendell Stanley. Robley Williams, and the land of the virus; 6. Through another looking glass: lived experience and biological electron microscopy; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Writing science
Responsibility: Nicolas Rasmussen.

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