Book ID: CBB001552429

Genesis of the Salk Institute: The Epic of Its Founders (2013)


Bourgeois, Suzanne (Author)

University of California Press

Publication Date: 2013
Physical Details: xxxiv + 230 pp.; ill.
Language: English

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 personalities, their courage and their visions, their clash of egos and their personal vanities are woven together in a rich, engaging narrative about the founding of a world-premier research institution.

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Review Robert Olby (2016) Review of "Genesis of the Salk Institute: The Epic of Its Founders". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 215-216). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Zhu, Jianhong
Clarke, John
Brauckmann, Sabine
White, Robert M.
Rodríguez Sánchez, Juan Antonio
Seco Calvo, J.
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
Ziran Kexueshi Yanjiu (Studies in the History of Natural Sciences)
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences
History of Meteorology
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
Johns Hopkins University Press
University of New Mexico Press
Societies; institutions; academies
Government sponsored science
Scientific communities; interprofessional relations
Vaccines; vaccination
Public health
Salk, Jonas Edward
Nierenberg, William Aaron
Cowan, George A.
Froude, William
Lazarsfeld, Paul Félix
McNamara, Robert Strange
Time Periods
20th century, late
19th century
21st century
20th century, early
20th century
United States
Great Britain
West Germany
University of Michigan
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Rockefeller Foundation
The American Society for Cell Biology
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (U.S.)
United States. Weather Bureau

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