Molecularizing Biology and Medicine: New Practices and Alliances, 1910s-1970s

Molecularizing Biology and Medicine: New Practices and Alliances, 1910s-1970s

Molecularizing Biology and Medicine: New Practices and Alliances, 1910s-1970s

Molecularizing Biology and Medicine: New Practices and Alliances, 1910s-1970s

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The contributions present a coherent set of case studies of practices, technologies and stragegies aimed at the isolation, investigation, manipulation, production and uses of molecules.

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The project of this book is part of a collaboration between the Cambridge Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine and the inserm Unit 158, Paris. Jean-Paul Gaudillière and Ilana Löwy from the Paris Unit have been involved in all stages of this project. We are very grateful for their important input and continuous advice.

Most of the chapters were first presented at a conference on “Molecularizing Biology and Medicine”, held in Cambridge in July 1994. We thank all conference participants for their lively contributions to the discussions, and the speakers for their stimulating papers. We are also grateful to those authors in this volume who joined the project later, especially for their cooperation in meeting tighter deadlines.

We thank the British Council and the French Ministry of Education and Research for funding the collaboration between Cambridge and Paris. We are grateful for additional funding from the Wellcome Trust and for general support from our colleagues in the Cambridge Unit.

Soraya de Chadarevian

Harmke Kamminga . . .

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