Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History

Tissue Culture in Science and Society

The Public Life of a Biological Technique in Twentieth Century Britain

Authors: Wilson, D.

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This book charts the social and cultural history of the scientific technique known as 'tissue culture'. It shows how tissue culture was a regular public presence in twentieth-century Britain, and argues that history can contribute to current debates surrounding research on human and animal tissue.

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DUNCAN WILSON is a Wellcome Trust Researcher at the University of Manchester, UK, and is a Historian of Biology and Medicine in twentieth-century Britain. His research looks at the history of tissue culture, debates on animal behaviour, academic reforms of biological science, and the emergence of bioethics in Britain and the United States.

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"This is a widely significant and ambitious volume notwithstanding

its small size and seemingly esoteric subject matter...The book joins a small but

important literature that deals with the space shared

between laboratory scientists with their disciplinary

concerns and the wider public sphere." - Robert Budd, American Historical Review


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tissue Culture in Science and Society
Book Subtitle
The Public Life of a Biological Technique in Twentieth Century Britain
Authors
Series Title
Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30751-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230307513
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-28427-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32945-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 183
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