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Genesis of the Salk Institute : The Epic of Its Founders

By: Bourgeois, Suzanne.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (267 p.).ISBN: 9780520956599.Subject(s): Biology -- Research -- California -- San Diego | Research institutes -- California -- San Diego | Salk Institute for Biological StudiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Genesis of the Salk Institute : The Epic of Its FoundersDDC classification: 570.72 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Preface and Acknowledgments; The Characters; Chronology; Prologue: The Greatest Generation; 1. Before and after Ann Arbor; 2. Doctor Polio Meets Doctor Atomic; 3. Enter Leo Szilard; 4. Atoms in Biology; 5. What Was It about La Jolla?; 6. The Pasteur Connection; 7. The Spirit of Paris; 8. Our Dear Kahn Building; 9. Pioneering; 10. The McCloy Boys; 11. Biology in Human Affairs; 12. A Napoleon from Byzantium; Epilogue: Fifty Years Later; Notes; Abbreviations; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q
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Summary: This work is a personal account of the origins and early years of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Bourgeois crafts an engaging study that draws on her involvement with the Institute and on related archives, interviews, and informal conversations.The volume discusses the people who founded the Institute and built a home for renowned research-leading scientists of the time as well as non-scientists of stature in finance, politics, philanthropy, publishing, and the humanities. The events that brought people together, the historic backdrop in which they worked, their persona
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Preface and Acknowledgments; The Characters; Chronology; Prologue: The Greatest Generation; 1. Before and after Ann Arbor; 2. Doctor Polio Meets Doctor Atomic; 3. Enter Leo Szilard; 4. Atoms in Biology; 5. What Was It about La Jolla?; 6. The Pasteur Connection; 7. The Spirit of Paris; 8. Our Dear Kahn Building; 9. Pioneering; 10. The McCloy Boys; 11. Biology in Human Affairs; 12. A Napoleon from Byzantium; Epilogue: Fifty Years Later; Notes; Abbreviations; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q

RS; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z

This work is a personal account of the origins and early years of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Bourgeois crafts an engaging study that draws on her involvement with the Institute and on related archives, interviews, and informal conversations.The volume discusses the people who founded the Institute and built a home for renowned research-leading scientists of the time as well as non-scientists of stature in finance, politics, philanthropy, publishing, and the humanities. The events that brought people together, the historic backdrop in which they worked, their persona

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After leading the successful development of a polio vaccine during the 1950s, Jonas Salk became a national hero. Building on his prestige, Salk began laying plans for an independent research institute following the announcement of the Salk vaccine in 1955. Despite enthusiasm within the scientific community and promises of financial support from the March of Dimes, it took a decade to complete the first laboratory building. Initial plans to associate the institute with the University of Pittsburgh (where Salk was research professor) or Stanford University failed to materialize. Eventually the institute was built on a site adjacent to the new campus of the University of California at San Diego. Bourgeois, one of the early staff members of the Salk Institute, interweaves a historical account of the genesis of the institute with biographical sketches of prominent scientists, foundation officials, and university administrators, who played important roles in creating a research center devoted to human biology. The author's personal acquaintance with these figures, as well as her access to correspondence and records of the Salk Institute, make her book compelling reading for those interested in the history of modern biology. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers/faculty; general readers. J. B. Hagen Radford University

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