Creating a Tradition of Biomedical Research

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Creating a Tradition of Biomedical Research

Contributions to the History of The Rockefeller University

By: Darwin H. Stapleton

Publication date: October 2004
SKU: 9780874700268
ISBN: 9780874700268

Creating a Tradition of Biomedical Research is an exciting history of the Rockefeller University. The volume's fifteen essays explore the development of research at one of the world's leading scientific organizations.

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Creating a Tradition of Biomedical Research is an exciting new history of the Rockefeller University. The volume's fifteen essays explore the development of research at one of the world's leading scientific organizations. Opening with two context-setting chapters, the book then concentrates on case studies that consider how the university became eminent in many fields, including tissue culture, cancer research, neuroscience, and cell biology. Chapters also examine the significant scientific contributions of notable researchers such as Rufus Cole, Peyton Rous, Hideyo Noguchi, Herbert Gasser, Detlev Bronk, James Murphy, and Paul Weiss. Animal research, the Rous sarcoma, the employment of women scientists, and the sources of scientific and cultural fame are also discussed.

Creating a Tradition of Biomedical Research is an important resource for anyone interested in the history of science, medicine, and higher education, as well as the history of New York City.

Pages: 322
Language: English
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Darwin H. Stapleton

Darwin H. Stapleton is the Executive Director of the Rockefeller Archive Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY. He has published widely in the history of science, technology, public health, philanthropy, and education.