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The professor, the institute, and DNA

Author: René J Dubos
Publisher: New York : Rockefeller University Press, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Oswald Theodore Avery is little known outside of the scientific community. Yet, this extraordinary man, here brought vividly to life by a perceptive friend and sophisticated scientific colleague, was a monumental force in the development of medical research in the United States. Even among scientists, Avery is known chiefly as the senior author of a paper published in 1944 that identified DNA as the purveyor of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Dubos, René J. (René Jules), 1901-1982.
Professor, the institute, and DNA.
New York : Rockefeller University Press, 1976
(OCoLC)644266990
Named Person: Oswald Theodore Avery; Oswald Theodore Avery; Oswald Theodore Avery
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: René J Dubos
ISBN: 0874700221 9780874700220
OCLC Number: 2625625
Description: 238 pages, [7] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Chapter One: The Professor and the Institute --
Chapter Two: From the Bedside to the Laboratory --
Chapter Three: Chemistry in Medical Research --
Chapter Four: Avery's Personal Life --
Chapter Five: Avery's Life in the Laboratory --
Chapter Six: The Multifaceted Specialist --
Chapter Seven: The Lure of Antiblastic Immunity and the Chemistry of the Host --
Chapter Eight: The Chemical Bias of Biological Specificity --
Chapter Nine: The Complexities of Virulence --
Chapter Ten: Bacterial Variability --
Chapter: Eleven: Heredity and DNA --
Chapter Twelve: As I Remember Him.
Responsibility: by René J. Dubos.

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Oswald Theodore Avery is little known outside of the scientific community. Yet, this extraordinary man, here brought vividly to life by a perceptive friend and sophisticated scientific colleague, was a monumental force in the development of medical research in the United States. Even among scientists, Avery is known chiefly as the senior author of a paper published in 1944 that identified DNA as the purveyor of genetic information. Two things make this highly personalized biography a landmark volume. First, its technical chapters clarify the philosophical concepts that lie behind today's understanding of the immunology of bacterial infection. Second, not a single existing textbook has ever described the laborious methods by which the men in Avery's laboratory discovered the genetic import of DNA.

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