GEISON, Gerald Lynn
Bethesda, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1987.
Traces the development of American physiology in the cultural context of the period. Divided into three parts: social and institutional history; physiology in relation to other fields; and instruments, materials and techniques.
Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , PHYSIOLOGY › History of Physiology, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995.
"His biography of Pasteur was viewed as an outstanding work of scholarship which penetrated the secrecy that had surrounded much of the legendary scientist's laboratory work. Geison used Pasteur's laboratory notebooks and published papers to described some of the most famous episodes in the history of science—including their darker sides, such as the human risks entailed in Pasteur's haste to develop the rabies vaccine. A reviewer wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine that the book 'requires us to reevaluate our heroes and consider the complexities of science instead of merely clinging to comforting and heroic myths.' "
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals, IMMUNOLOGY › History of Immunology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease, MICROBIOLOGY