Controlling Life : Jacques Loeb & the Engineering Ideal in Biology

Controlling Life : Jacques Loeb & the Engineering Ideal in Biology

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The biologist Jacques Loeb (1859-1924) helped to shape the practice of modern biological research through his radical emphasis on reductionist experimentation. This biography traces his career and convincingly argues that Loeb's desire to control organisms, manifested in studies of both reproduction and animal behavior, contributed to a new self-image for biologists. The author places Loeb's experiments and the controversies they generated in their intellectual and institutional contexts, tracing his influence on the development of behaviorism, genetics, and reproductive biology.Jacques Loeb aamp; the Engineering Ideal in Biology Philip J. Pauly Assistant Professor of History Rutgers University ... Wurzburg was a major medical school, and its physiology professor, Adolf Fick, was one of the pillars of the discipline.


Title:Controlling Life : Jacques Loeb & the Engineering Ideal in Biology
Author: Philip J. Pauly Assistant Professor of History Rutgers University
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1987-04-16
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