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Apprentice to Genius : The Making of a Scientific Dynasty - Robert Kanigel

Apprentice to Genius

The Making of a Scientific Dynasty

Paperback Published: 19th November 1993
ISBN: 9780801847578
Number Of Pages: 304
For Ages: 22+ years old

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From the author of the bestselling "The Man Who Knew Infinity" comes an unprecedented look at the traditional master-apprenticeship relationship alive today in modern science. Along the way, using interviews and anecdotes, Kanigel takes readers into the heady world of a remarkable group of scientists at the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins University and captures the drama of their breakthrough discoveries.

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A beguiling combination of sociological and scientific scholarship, straight reporting and titillating voyeurism. * Isis * Making extensive use of interviews and anecdote, Kanigel depicts how, in a mentor-to-protege chain starting with James Shannon and moving to Bernard Brodie and then to Julius Axelrod, the legacy of creativity and empirical style has passed to Snyder and then to Pert. * Science * As compelling as a Jackie Collins novel, though with bigger words. * Chicago Tribune *

Introductionp. ix
Nobel Laureatep. 1
A Wartime Urgencyp. 13
Steve Brodie, Methyl Orange, and the New Pharmacologyp. 31
Brodie and Axelrod: "Let's Take a Flier on It"p. 48
Building 3: "All He had to Do Was Whistle"p. 66
Separate Waysp. 90
Julie's Labp. 110
The Golden Erap. 132
Johns Hopkinsp. 153
The Opiate Receptor: "Just Get Hysterical and Do It"p. 171
The Lasker Flapp. 202
The Mentor Chainp. 227
1985p. 241
Epilogue: 1993p. 263
Acknowledgmentsp. 273
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9780801847578
ISBN-10: 0801847575
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 19th November 1993
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4