Article ID: CBB166146749

A New Season for Experimental Neuroembryology: The Mysterious History of Marian Lydia Shorey (2019)

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At the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the landscape of emerging experimental embryology in the United States was dominated by the Canadian Frank Rattray Lillie, who combined his qualities as scientist and director with those of teacher at the University of Chicago. In the context of his research on chick development, he encouraged the young Marian Lydia Shorey to investigate the interactions between the central nervous system and the peripheral structures. The results were published in two papers which marked the beginning of a new branch of embryology, namely neuroembryology. These papers inspired ground-breaking enquiry by Viktor Hamburger which opened a new area of the research by Rita Levi-Montalcini, in turn leading to the discovery of the nerve growth factor, NGF.

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Authors & Contributors
Clarke, Adele E.
Robinson, Joseph D.
Galperin, Charles
Hoppe, Brigitte
Gilbert, Scott F.
Elwick, James M.
Journals
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
Perspectives on Science
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
History of Education
Publishers
Oxford University Press
Brepols
Pickering & Chatto
American Mathematical Society
Palgrave Macmillan
Transaction Publishers
Concepts
Neurosciences
Embryology
Physiology
Biology
Sociology
Psychology
People
Levi-Montalcini, Rita
Mead, George Herbert
Lillie, Frank Rattray
Hadorn, Ernst
Dalcq, Albert
Kühn, Alfred
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
20th century
17th century
20th century, late
18th century
Places
United States
Great Britain
Chicago (Illinois, U.S.)
North America: United States; Canada
London (England)
France
Institutions
University of Chicago
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