Evaluating and Standardizing Therapeutic Agents, 1890-1950

Hardcover | May 15, 2010

EditorJonathan Simon, Christoph Gradmann

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This book provides an examination of the regulations that have been successively put into place since the Second World War to standardize the quality and criteria of pharmaceutical products, vaccines and medicines.

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This book provides an examination of the regulations that have been successively put into place since the Second World War to standardize the quality and criteria of pharmaceutical products, vaccines and medicines.

JONATHAN SIMON is at the University of Lyon.  CHRISTOPH GRADMANN is at the Institute for the History of Medicine at the University of Heidelberg.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:May 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230202810

ISBN - 13:9780230202818

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Table of Contents

Introduction * PART I: THE EVALUATION OF THE QUALITY OF DIPHTHERIA SERUM FROM NATIONAL PRACTICES OF PRODUCTION AND REGULATION TO THE DREAM OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS * Paul Ehrlich’s Standardization of Serum; Wertbestimmung and its Meaning for Twentieth-Century Biomedicine; C-R.Pruell * From Diphtheria to Tetanus: The Development of Evaluation Methods for Sera in Imperial Germany; A.I.Hardy *
Evaluation as a practical technique of administration: The regulation and standardisation of diphtheria serum; A.Hüntelman * Building up a culture of standardization at the Institut Pasteur, 1885-1900;G.Gachelin * Quality Control and the politics of serum production in France; J.Simon
‘The Geneva serum is excellent!’ Autonomy and isolation in Swiss cantons during the early years of Diphtheria serum: the case of Geneva; M.Kaba * The State, The Serum Institutes and The League of Nations; P.Mazumdar * Questions of quality: The Danish State Serum Institute, Thorvald Madsen and biological standardisation; A.Hardy *  PART II: DIFFERENT MEDICINES, DIFFERENT STANDARDS * ‘The Wright Way’: The Production and Standardisation of Therapeutic Vaccines in Britain, 1902-1913; M.Worboys * The Visible Industrialist: Standards And The Manufacture Of Sex Hormones;J-P.Gaudillière * ‘We need for digitalis preparations what the state has established for serumtherapy…’: From collecting plants to international standardization: the case of Strophanthin, 1900-1938; C.Bonah * Changing Regulations and Risk Assessments. National Responses to the Introduction of Inactivated Polio Vaccine; U.Lindner * Standardization before biomedicine: On early forms of regulatory objectivity;A.Cambrosio