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Science as autobiography : the troubled life of Niels Jerne

Author: Thomas Söderqvist; Niels Kaj Jerne
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography probes the unusual mind, the dramatic life, and the outstanding scientific work of Danish-born immunologist Niels Jerne (1911-1994). Jerne's Nobel Prize-winning achievements in the field of immunology place him in the pantheon of great 20th-century biomedical theorists, yet his life is perhaps even more interesting than his science. The volume tells Jerne's story, weaving together a narrative of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Personal Narratives
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Söderqvist, Thomas.
Science as autobiography.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002012385
Named Person: Niels Kaj Jerne; Niels Kaj Jerne
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Söderqvist; Niels Kaj Jerne
ISBN: 9780300128710 0300128711
OCLC Number: 228171367
Notes: Translation of: Vilken kamp för att undslippa.
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 359 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""CONTENTS""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""A Note on the Translation""; ""Introduction: A Scientist in His Life�s Project""; ""PART I: The Making of a Romantic Character (1911�1947)""; ""1. “I Have Never in My Life Felt I Belonged in the Place Where I Lived�""; ""2. “Stylistically, I�m Best at Irony�""; ""3. “I Wanted to Study Something That Couldn�t Be Used�""; ""4. “I Have the Feeling That Everything Around Me Is Enveloped in a Mist�""; ""5. “When I Look at Other Scientists ... None of Them Have Wasted as Many Years as I Have�"" ""6. “Now I Think Nobody Can Keep Me from Becoming a Doctor�""""7. “To Be Able to Let Nature Reflect in the Depths of My Own Soul�""; ""8. “I Am Branded with Infidelity, and See That Open-Eyed�""; ""9. “Letters Are a Spiritual Spiderweb in Which You Snare the Dreaming Soul of Woman�""; ""Part II: The Making of the Selection Theory (1947�1954)""; ""10. “The Happiness of Feeling Superior to a Lot of People�""; ""11. “I Think the Work Has Principal Application to Immunology�""; ""12. “Antibody This, Antibody That, They Weren�t Really Much Interested�"" ""13. “These People Don�t Know What They�re Doing�""""14. “I Suppose I Should Do Something, Maybe an Experiment or Something�""; ""Parabasis: The Selection Theory as a Personal Confession""; ""Part III: A Man, His Theory, and His Network (1954�1994)""; ""15.“My Hopes and Failures Are Within Myself�""; ""16. “This Theory Hadn�t Made Much of a Stir, So Now, What Was I to Do?�""; ""17. “I�d Better Make Sure I Learn a Little about Immunology�""; ""18. “Finally, My Precious, I Have to Be Brilliant and Make Antibodies�"" ""19. “Like a Log Coming Slowly to the Surface of a Lake�""""20. “I Still Think That My Original Natural Selection Theory Was Better�""; ""21. “Immunology Is for Me Becoming a Mostly Philosophical Subject�""; ""Epilogue: “What Struggle to Escape�""; ""Abbreviations Used in Notes""; ""Notes""; ""Unpublished Sources""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Other Titles: Vilken kamp för att undslippa.
Responsibility: Thomas Söderqvist ; translated by David Mel Paul.
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