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Title Biomedicine in the twentieth century : practices, policies, and politics / Caroline Hannaway, editor
Published Amsterdam ; Washington, D.C. : IOS Press, 2008


Description 1 online resource (x, 377 pages) : illustrations
Series Biomedical and health research ; v. 72
Biomedical and health research ; v. 72.
Contents Inventing the Office of NIH History / Caroline Hannaway -- The socialization of research and the transformation of the academy / Richard C. Lewontin -- Disease categories and scientific disciplines: reorganizing the NIH Intramural Program, 1945-1960 / Buhm Soon Park -- The National Institute of Mental Health and mental health policy, 1949-1965 / Gerald N. Grob -- Radium and the origins of the National Cancer Institute / David Cantor -- Transplant nation: the NIH and the politics of heart transplantation in the 1960s / Susan E. Lederer -- Mobilizing biomedicine: virus research between lay health organizations and the U.S. federal government, 1935-1955 / Angela N.H. Creager -- Genes, disease, and patents: cash and community in biomedicine / Daniel J. Kevles -- The critical role of laboratory instruments at the Rockefeller: biomedicine as biotechnology / Darwin H. Stapleton -- Clinical research in postwar Britain: the role of the Medical Research Council / Carsten Timmermann -- Towards a history of "The Vaccine Innovation System," 1950-2000 / Stuart Blume -- Molecularization and infectious disease research: the case of synthetic antimalarial drugs in the twentieth century / Leo Slater -- Scientific discoveries: an institutionalist and path-dependent perspective / J. Rogers Hollingsworth
Summary Biomedicine in the Twentieth Century: Practices, Policies, and Politics is a testimony to the growing interest of scholars in the development of the biomedical sciences in the twentieth century and to the number of historians, social scientists and health policy analysts now working on the subject. The book is comprised of essays by noted historians and social scientists that offer insights on a range of subjects that should be a significant stimulus for further historical investigation. It details the NIH's practices, policies and politics on a variety of fronts, including the development of
Notes "In honor of Victoria A. Harden, founding director of the Office of NIH History (1986-2006)"--Page v
". . . based on a conference that was held at the National Institutes of Health in December 2005 to promote historical research on biomedical science in the twentieth century"--Page ix
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject National Institutes of Health (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses
National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses
National Cancer Institute (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses
SUBJECT National Cancer Institute (U.S.) fast
National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.) fast
National Institutes of Health (U.S.) fast
Subject Medicine -- Research -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses
Biology -- Research -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses
Biomedical Research
History, 20th Century
Public Policy
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Reference.
MEDICAL -- Alternative Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Atlases.
MEDICAL -- Essays.
MEDICAL -- Family & General Practice.
MEDICAL -- Holistic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Osteopathy.
Biology -- Research
Medicine -- Research
SUBJECT United States
Subject United States
Genre/Form Festschriften
Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Hannaway, Caroline, 1943-
Harden, Victoria Angela
IOS Press.
ISBN 9781433711374