Tissue Culture In Science And Society: The Public Life Of A Biological Technique In Twentieth…

Hardcover | September 15, 2011

byDuncan Wilson

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This book charts the social and cultural history of the scientific technique known as "tissue culture." It shows how tissue culture was a regular public presence in twentieth-century Britain, and argues that history can contribute to current debates surrounding research on human and animal tissue.

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This book charts the social and cultural history of the scientific technique known as "tissue culture." It shows how tissue culture was a regular public presence in twentieth-century Britain, and argues that history can contribute to current debates surrounding research on human and animal tissue.

DUNCAN WILSON is a Wellcome Trust Researcher at the University of Manchester, UK, and is a Historian of Biology and Medicine in twentieth-century Britain. His research looks at the history of tissue culture, debates on animal behaviour, academic reforms of biological science, and the emergence of bioethics in Britain and the United St...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:196 pages, 8.88 × 5.82 × 0.7 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230284272

ISBN - 13:9780230284272

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
'Make Dry Bones Live': Tissue Culture at the Cambridge Research Hospital
'Could You Love a Chemical Baby?' Organ Culture in Interwar Britain
Converting Human Material into Tissue Culture, c.1910–70
'A Cell is Not an Animal': Negotiating Species in the 1960s and 1970s
Nobody's Thing? Consent, Ownership and the Politics of Tissue Culture
Epilogue: Tissues in Culture
Notes
Bibliography
Index