Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern: by Thomas Soderqvist,David Mel Paul

By Thomas Soderqvist,David Mel Paul

This biography probes the weird brain, the dramatic lifestyles, and the phenomenal medical paintings of Danish-born immunologist Niels Jerne (1911–1994). Jerne’s Nobel Prize-winning achievements within the box of immunology position him within the pantheon of significant twentieth-century biomedical theorists, but his lifestyles may be much more attention-grabbing than his technology. Science as Autobiography tells Jerne’s tale, weaving jointly a story of his lifestyles reports, emotional existence, and terribly artistic medical work.

A mythical determine who most well-liked a day of dialog in a Paris wine bar to paintings within the laboratory, Jerne used to be popular for his extraordinary powers of focus and analytical keenness in addition to his dissonant own existence. The booklet explores Jerne the guy and scientist, making the interesting argument that his lifestyles event and examine of himself turned a metaphorical source for the development of his theories. The ebook additionally probes the ethical concerns that surrounded Jerne’s option to sacrifice his kinfolk in prefer of medical pursuits and the pursuit of excellence.

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