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NINDS at 50: Celebrating 50 Years of Brain Research / Edition 1
     

NINDS at 50: Celebrating 50 Years of Brain Research / Edition 1

by Lewis P. Rowland, Joe Cohen
 

ISBN-10: 1888799714

ISBN-13: 9781888799712

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

NINDS has been one of the most powerful motors that pulled and pushed the rise of modern neuroscience. This book was written in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the institute. Its history and the history of neurology and neuroscience are essentially one. Well written, and lavishly accompanied by photographs that span the last half-century, this book will

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NINDS has been one of the most powerful motors that pulled and pushed the rise of modern neuroscience. This book was written in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the institute. Its history and the history of neurology and neuroscience are essentially one. Well written, and lavishly accompanied by photographs that span the last half-century, this book will be a welcome addition to the library of everyone in brain research and the clinical neurosciences.

The first half is a history of the Institute, starting with the enabling legislation and concentrating on the people who made NINDS a powerhouse of neuroscience research The cast includes administrators, legislators, scientists and two unique women, Mary Lasker and Florence Mahoney. Against this background, the leaders of the intramural program provide the history of major contributions. The much larger extramural program encompasses biomedical research centers throughout the United States. NINDS has been a major source of training for basic scientists in neurosciences and the single major source in developing clinical investigation. In the process modern scientific neurology and neurosurgery have been created. Oral histories provide human terms for the history.

More than half of the book is devoted to biographies of scientists whose contributions earned special recognition by Lasker Awards or Nobel Prizes. Among them are Kety, Louis Sokoloff, Roscoe Brady, Nancy Wexler, Carleton Gajdusek, Stanley Prusiner, Julius Axelrod, Arvid Carlsson, Paul Greengard and Eric Kandel. Together, their stories provide a history of scientific advance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888799712
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Edition description:
Anniversary
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

"Foreword: Audrey S. Penn, M.D. Birth and Development. Birth; First Steps; Development. Maturity. Directors of NINDS; The Scientific Directors; Intramural Program; Extramural Program; Training; Big Tickets: Collaborative and Field Studies; Decade of the Brain: David Mahoney and The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives; The Voluntaries. NINDS-Supported Nobel and Lasker Awards. Five Lasker Awards and Six Nobels; Seymour S. Kety, M.D.; Louis Sokoloff, M.D.; Nancy S. Wexler, Ph.D.; Roscoe O. Brady, M.D.; D. Carleton Gajdusek, M.D.; Stanley B. Prusiner, M.D.; Celebrating the Synapse; Julius Axelrod, Ph.D.; Arvid Carlsson, M.D.; Paul Greengard, Ph.D.; Eric R. Kandel, M.D. Looking to the Future. One Brain Science, Genomics, the Clinical Neurosciences, and the Future of NINDS. A Neuroscience Timeline. A Neuroscience Timeline; Fifty Years of Advances in Neuroscience. Appendices. NIH Institutes, Offices, and Centers, September 2001; NINDS Extramural Program Directors, September 2001; NINDS Intramural Researchers, September 2001; NINDS Administrative Organization, 1951-2001."

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