Cécile and Oskar Vogt: The Visionaries of Modern Neuroscience by G. Zu RheinCécile and Oskar Vogt: The Visionaries of Modern Neuroscience by G. Zu Rhein

Cécile and Oskar Vogt: The Visionaries of Modern Neuroscience

Contribution byG. Zu Rhein

Hardcover | July 16, 2002

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The last decades of the past century have brought relentless progress in molecular genetics, opening dramatic opportunities for modifying human life by gene therapy or by cloning new human beings endowed with programmed characteristics. In this frenzy of new discoveries the names of Cécile and Oskar Vogt, who one hundred years ago envisaged these developments and laid the foundation for modern, genetically oriented neuroscience, have been practically forgotten.This makes most timely the treatise by Igor Klatzo, who, shortly after World War II, spent several years with the Vogts at their Brain Research Institute in the Black Forest, Germany, and then continued his brain research as the Chief of the Laboratory of Neuropathology and Neuroanatomical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.The greatness of the Vogts is based both on their penetrating vision of the future for brain research and on the sterling quality of their character, which sustained a "test of fire" during the Nazi years in Germany.Klatzo brings, in addition to the recognition of the Vogts' greatness in pioneering modern brain research, a lively picture of their personalities, which includes their struggles against the rigid rules of society, and against political suppression, the latter associated with the risk of their lives.
Title:Cécile and Oskar Vogt: The Visionaries of Modern NeuroscienceFormat:HardcoverPublished:July 16, 2002Publisher:Springer ViennaLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Curriculum Vitae.- Foreword by Marguerite Vogt.- Preface.- Acknowledg(e)ments.- Roads from Childhood to the Temples of Science: Oskar; Krupps; Cécile.- Meeting of Minds and Hearts in Paris.- Advancing Towards Objectives Through the Berlin Minefield Under the Mighty Shield of the Krupps: "Neurological Center" ("Neurologische Zentralstation"); "Neurobiological Laboratory"; Kaiser Wilhelm (K-W) Brain Research Institute; Moscow Intermezzo.- Reaching the Top: K-W Brain Research Institute in Berlin-Buch: Profile and the Horizons of the K-W Berlin-Buch Institute; Head-On Collision of Ideologies.- Transfer to a Small Arena: Neustadt Before and During the War; "The Liberation Day"; Post-War Dreams and Realities; Personal Memories.- Synopsis.- Epilogue.- References.- List of Illustrations