A History of Regeneration Research: Milestones in the Evolution of a Science by Charles E. DinsmoreA History of Regeneration Research: Milestones in the Evolution of a Science by Charles E. Dinsmore

A History of Regeneration Research: Milestones in the Evolution of a Science

EditorCharles E. Dinsmore

Paperback | December 3, 2007

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In the eighteenth century, the phenomenon of animal regeneration captured the attention and imagination of the era's leading naturalists and intellectuals. Importantly, their research of the phenomenon spurred the transition from the descriptive science of natural history to modern experimental zoology. A History of Regeneration Research chronicles this crucial evolutionary period in the history of developmental biology, offering an insightful analysis of the milestones in regeneration research. The book is not only an account of leading researchers and their seminal discoveries in the field, but also brings together critical commentaries on the social context and philosphical commitments that shaded their interpretations. By strategically weaving content with context, the authors raise the discussion above the field of regeneration research; they explore the societal influences on the perception of Nature and shed light on the nature of the scientific enterprise itself and the way scientific discoveries are interpreted. Exploring new grounds, A History of Regeneration Research will be of great interest to historians of science as well as workers in developmental biology and medicine.
Title:A History of Regeneration Research: Milestones in the Evolution of a ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:December 3, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052104796X

ISBN - 13:9780521047968


Table of Contents

List of contributors; Preface; 1. Introduction Charles E. Dinsmore; 2. The natural history (and mystery) of regeneration Richard J. Goss; 3. New limbs for old: some highlights in the history of regeneration in Crustacea Dorothy M. Skinner and John S. Cook; 4. Abraham Trembley and the origins of research on regeneration in animals Howard M. Lenhoff and Sylvia G. Lenhoff; 5. Lazzaro Spallanzani: concepts of generation and regeneration Charles E. Dinsmore; 6. Observation versus philosophical commitment in eighteenth-century ideas of regeneration and generation Keith R. Benson; 7. The neurotrophic phenomenon: its history during limb regeneration in the newt Marcus Singer and Jacqueline Géraudie; 8. Regeneration: 1885-1901 Frederick B. Churchill; 9. T. H. Morgan's regeneration, epigenesis and (w)holism Jane Maienschein; 10. A history of bioelectricity in development and regeneration Joseph W. Vanable Jr; 11. Origin of the blastema cells in epimorphic regeneration of urodele appendages: a history of ideas Richard A. Liversage; 12. Morgan's ambivalence: a history of gradients and regeneration Lewis Wolpert; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...This is a neat little book. There is a lot more here than just a historical review of research on animal regeneration." The Quarterly Review of Biology