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Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington

Volume 5. The Department of Embryology

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Jane Maienschein, Adrianne Noe, Elizabeth Hanson, Adele E. Clarke, Hannah Landecker, Garland E. Allen, Donald D. Brown, Allan Spradling
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  • Date Published: January 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107412422

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  • Founded in 1914, the Department of Embryology at the Carnegie Institution of Washington has made a great contribution to the biological understanding of embryos and their development. Although originally much of the research was carried out through experimental embryology, by the second half of the twentieth century, tissue and cell cultures were providing histological information about development, and biochemistry and molecular genetics dominated research. This is the final volume in a series of five histories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

    • Part of a five volume set describing the history of the Carnegie Institution of Washington
    • Illustrated with photographs from the Institution archives
    • Complete history of the scientific development and successes of the department
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    "This volume successfully provides a good snapshot of the important and seminal role that Carnegie's Department of Embryology has played in developmental biology, especially during the first seven decades of the twentieth century...There is good material in the volume that should make it valuable to historians of American science and to scholars with an interest in the history of developmental biology."
    Keith R. Benson, University of British Columbia, Journal of the History of Biology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107412422
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Jane Maienschein
    1. The human embryo collection at the Department of Embryology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington Adrianne Noe
    2. How rhesus monkeys became laboratory animals Elizabeth Hanson
    3. Reproductive science at the Carnegie Department of Embryology, 1913–71 Adele E. Clarke
    4. The Lewis films: tissue culture and 'living anatomy' at the Department of Embryology, 1919–40 Hannah Landecker
    5. Heredity, development and evolution at the Carnegie Insitution of Washington Garland E. Allen
    6. The Department of Embryology in the second half of the twentieth century Donald D. Brown
    7. Looking ahead Allan Spradling.

  • Editors

    Jane Maienschein, Arizona State University

    Marie Glitz, Arizona State University

    Garland E. Allen, Washington University, St Louis


    Jane Maienschein, Adrianne Noe, Elizabeth Hanson, Adele E. Clarke, Hannah Landecker, Garland E. Allen, Donald D. Brown, Allan Spradling

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