Candid Science II: Conversations with Famous Biomedical Scientists

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This invaluable book contains 36 interviews, including 26 with Nobel laureates. It presents a cross-section of biomedical science, a field that has been dominant in science for the past half century. The in-depth conversations cover important research areas and discoveries, as well as the roads to these discoveries, including aspects of the scientists' work that never saw publication. They also bring out the humanness of the famous scientists — the reader learns about their backgrounds, aspirations, failings, and triumphs. The book is illustrated with snapshots of the conversations and photos provided by the interviewees. It is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed Candid Science: Conversations with Famous Chemists, by the same author.
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Hargittai (chemistry, Budapest U. of Technology and Economics) published a volume of interviews with chemists in 2000, and projects another with chemists and one with physicists to complete the series. Here he interviews 36 scientists in various disciplines but working in biomedical fields. About half of the interviews have been published previously, some in shorter form. Only names are indexed. Distributed in the US by World Scientific. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781860942884
  • Publisher: Imperial College Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Pages: 616
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

James D. Watson 2
Maclyn McCarty 16
Joshua Lederberg 32
Arthur Kornberg 50
Frederick Sanger 72
Francois Jacob 84
Walter Gilbert 98
Benno Muller-Hill 114
Marshall W. Nirenberg 130
Daniel Nathans 142
Paul Berg 154
Kary B. Mullis 182
Gerald M. Edelman 196
Cesar Milstein 220
Alfred G. Gilman 238
Gunter Blobel 252
George K. Radda 266
Max F. Perutz 280
Richard Henderson 296
Aaron Klug 306
John T. Finch 330
Sidney Altman 338
Edward B. Lewis 350
Rita Levi-Montalcini 364
Lars Ernster 376
Torvard C. Laurent 396
George Klein 416
D. Carleton Gajdusek 442
Charles Weissmann 466
Frederick C. Robbins 498
Rosalyn Yalow 518
James W. Black 524
K. Sune D. Bergstrom 542
John R. Vane 548
Salvador Moncada 564
Robert F. Furchgott 578
Name Index 595
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