Author: Johannsen W (Wilhelm)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
Release Date: 2009-07
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This challenging and innovative book examines the processes involved in the birth and development of new scientific ideas. The author has searched for strategies used by scientists for producing new theories, both those that yield a range of plausible hypotheses and ones that aid in narrowing that range. She goes on to focus on the development of the theory of the gene as a case study in scientific creativity. Her discussion of modern genetics greatly demystifies the philosophy of science, and establishes a realistic framework for understanding how scientists actually go about their work. This compelling work will interest a broad range of readers, including biologists and geneticists, along with historians and philosophers of science.
Author: Dean Miller
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Geneticists are scientists who study how genes are inherited, activated, inactivated, or mutated. Their research is instrumental in advances in branches of medicine like pharmaceuticals, cancer research, diseases, and issues surrounding pregnancy. Many geneticists have been awarded the Nobel. This information filled volume provides excellent biographical sketches for trailblazers in the field of genetics. Along with presenting specific scientists and their contributions to the ever-changing field, this book covers their research, discoveries, and inventions that have impacted the human experience.
Author: Anthony R. Rees
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2014-10-30
The Antibody Molecule follows the extraordinary journey of the medics and scientists who shaped the course of medical advances in the field of immunology. One of the oldest of the medical sciences, immunology has a history that has seen chemists, physicists and biologists alike seeking to unravel the most complex system in the human body outside the brain. This book charts its intriguing history, from the genetic basis of antibody diversity, through the understanding of the mechanism by which the immune system's first line of defence works, to breakthroughs in crystallography and the exploitation of immunoglobulins as therapeutic platforms to treat cancer, inflammation and allergy. Tracing the developments in immunology in chronological order, Professor Anthony R. Rees presents the historical contexts of the periods in rich detail, bringing them to life with quotes and illustrations. This fascinating book examines the literature of the time, turning points, and controversies. A must read for immunologists and life scientists, as well as historians of science and medicine.
Author: Mary Ann Gardell Cutter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-03-09
This volume will be of interest to philosophers of medicine, bioethicists, and philosophers, medical professionals, historians of western medicine, and health policymakers. The book provides an overview of key debates in the history of modern western medicine on the nature, knowledge, and value of disease. It includes case studies of e.g. AIDS, genetic disease, and gendered disease.
Author: Erich Saling
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date: 2014-10-24
Perinatal medicine came into being during the middle of the 20th century, when human medicine entered the intrauterine space. This book presents in an integrative way the history of the still young speciality. The main emphasis is on the time period up to the early 70s when the major changes e.g. Cardiotocography took place. Both scientific precursors and later developments are mentioned shortly, when appropriate. Many chapters of this book represent a unique eyewitness report by Prof. Erich Saling, the so-called "Father of Perinatal Medicine".