Partners in Science : Foundations and Natural Scientists, 1900-1945 (eBook, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Partners in Science : Foundations and Natural Scientists, 1900-1945

Author: Robert E Kohler
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2020] ©1991
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Kohler shows exactly how entrepreneurial academic scientists became intimate "partners in science" with the officers of the large foundations created by John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie, and in so doing tells a fascinating story of how the modern system of grant-getting and grant-giving evolved, and how this funding process has changed the way laboratory scientists make their careers and do their work.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Kohler
ISBN: 9780226726410 022672641X
OCLC Number: 1158170586
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (432 p.) : 35 halftones, 12 tables, 2 figures
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Illustrations --
Tables --
Preface --
1. Systems of Patronage --
2. Troubled Beginnings: The Carnegie Institution --
3. Reluctant Patrons: The Rockefeller and Carnegie Boards --
4. The National Research Fellowships --
5. A Limited Partnership --
6. Americans in Paris: Wickliffe Rose, Augustus Trowbridge --
7. Making the Peaks Higher: European Science --
8. Developing American Science --
9. The Rockefeller Foundation in Transition --
10. Warren Weaver and His Program --
11. Biological Communities and Disciplines --
12. Weaver and the Biomolecular Set --
13.. Instruments of Science --
14. Partners in Science in Perspective --
Abbreviations --
Index
Responsibility: Robert E. Kohler.
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Abstract:

Robert Kohler shows exactly how entrepreneurial academic scientists became intimate "partners in science" with the officers of the large foundations created by John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie, and in so doing tells a fascinating story of how the modern system of grant-getting and grant-giving evolved, and how this funding process has changed the way laboratory scientists make their careers and do their work. "This book is a rich historical tapestry of people, institutions and scientific ideas. It will stand for a long time as a source of precise and detailed information about an important aspect of the scientific enterprise. . .It also contains many valuable lessons for the coming years."--John Ziman, Times Higher Education Supplement.

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