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Molecularizing Biology and Medicine

New Practices and Alliances, 1920s to 1970s

By Soraya de Chadarevian, Harmke Kamminga

Taylor & Francis – 1998 – 292 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

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    978-90-5702-293-7
    May 5th 1998

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The contributors present a coherent set of case studies of practices, technologies and strategies aimed at the isolation, investigation, manipulation, production, and uses of molecules including vitamins, hormones, blood products, antibiotics, and vaccines. These case studies examine how processes of molecularization were set in motion in the inter-war period, how they were used as a resource in the biomedical 'mobilization' of World War II, and how new alliances and strategies created as part of the war effort played a central role in the reorganisation of biomedicine in the post-war period.

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  1. Molecular Biology

Name: Molecularizing Biology and Medicine: New Practices and Alliances, 1920s to 1970s (Hardback)Taylor & Francis 
Description: By Soraya de Chadarevian, Harmke Kamminga. The contributors present a coherent set of case studies of practices, technologies and strategies aimed at the isolation, investigation, manipulation, production, and uses of molecules including vitamins, hormones, blood products, antibiotics, and...
Categories: Molecular Biology