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Revolutionary experiments : the quest for immortality in Bolshevik science and fiction

Author: Nikolai Krementsov
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the transformation of specialized biomedical knowledge into an influential cultural resource that facilitated the establishment of large specialized institutions, inspired numerous  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nikolai Krementsov
ISBN: 9780199992980 0199992983
OCLC Number: 871568722
Description: XV, 268 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Table of Contents ; Note on names, translations, and transliterations ; List of abbreviations ; Prologue: Science and Fiction ; 1. "The Ray of Life": Science in Revolutions ; 2. "Professor's Head": Isolated Organs ; 3. "Neither Life, Nor Death": Anabiosis ; 4. "The Billionaire's Last Will": Hormones and Institutions ; 5. "The Dog's Heart" and Monkey Glands ; 6. "Quo Vadimus?": Human Biology and Human Destiny ; Epilogue: An Unending Quest ; Acknowledgements ; Notes ; Index
Responsibility: Nikolai Krementsov.

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this book can provide an enjoyable read for the lay intellectual, and a scholarly monograph fit for advanced research and for the classroom. * Lloyd Ackert, Social History of Medicine *

 
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