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Wilhelm Reich, biologist

Author: James Edgar Strick
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Refuting allegations of "pseudoscience" that have long dogged Reich's research, the author argues that Reich's lab experiments in the mid-1930s represented the cutting edge of light microscopy and time-lapse micro-cinematography and deserve to be taken seriously as legitimate scientific contributions.--Publisher's description.
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Named Person: Wilhelm Reich; Wilhelm Reich; Wilhelm Reich; Wilhelm Reich; Wilhelm Reich
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Edgar Strick
ISBN: 9780674736092 0674736095
OCLC Number: 893709466
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 467 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Reich's Background, Origins of His Research Program, and Relevant Context --
2. Reich's Move toward Laboratory Science --
3. Reich and du Teil: Control Experiments Begin --
4. An Independent Scientist: The Basic Theoretical and Methodological Features of Sex-Economic Research --
5. Reich's Theory of Cancer --
6. Opposition to the Bion Experiments --
7. SAPA Bions and Reich's Departure for the United States.
Responsibility: James E. Strick.

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