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Title Global transformations in the life sciences, 1945-1980 / edited by Patrick Manning & Mat Savelli
Published Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 314 pages)
Contents Foreword / by Joanna Radin -- Introduction : life sciences in the era of decolonization, social welfare, and Cold War / Patrick Manning -- India abroad : the transnational network of Indian-trained physicians after partition / David Wright, Sasha Mullally, and Renee Saucier -- The postcolonial context of Daniel Bovet's research on curare / Daniele Cozzoli -- The disappointment of smallpox eradication and economic development / Bob H. Reinhardt -- "Dermatoglyphics" and race after the Second World War : the view from East Asia / Daniel Asen -- Global epidemiology, local message : Sino-American collaboration on cancer research, 1969-1990 / Lijing Jiang -- From Sovietization to global Soviet engagement? / Doubravka Olšáková -- Sexological Spring? The 1968 international gathering of sexologists in Prague as a turning point / Kateřina Lišková -- The "brain gain thesis" revisited : German-Speaking emigre neuroscientists and psychiatrists in North America / Frank W. Stahnisch -- What's in a zone? Biological order versus national identity in the biological sciences curriculum study / Audra J. Wolfe -- For the benefit of humankind : urgent anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution, 1965-1968 / Adrianna Link -- What counts as threatened? Science and the sixth extinction / Jon Agar
Summary The second half of the twentieth century brought extraordinary transformations in knowledge and practice of the life sciences. In an era of decolonization, mass social welfare policies, and the formation of new international institutions such as UNESCO and the WHO, monumental advances were made in both theoretical and practical applications of the life sciences, including the discovery of life's molecular processes and substantive improvements in global public health and medicine. Combining perspectives from the history of science and world history, this volume examines the impact of major world-historical processes of the postwar period on the evolution of the life sciences. Contributors consider the long-term evolution of scientific practice, research, and innovation across a range of fields and subfields in the life sciences, and in the context of Cold War anxieties and ambitions. Together, they examine how the formation of international organizations and global research programs allowed for transnational exchange and cooperation, but in a period rife with competition and nationalist interests, which influenced dramatic changes in the field as the postcolonial world order unfolded
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-301) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Life sciences -- History -- 20th century.
Medical sciences -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Manning, Patrick, 1941- editor
Savelli, Mat, 1982- editor
ISBN 0822986051 (electronic bk.)
9780822986058 (electronic bk.)