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The Uses of Life: A History of Biotechnology
  • R. Bud
  • Engineering, Biology
  • 26 March 1993
List of illustrations Foreword M. F. Cantley (Head of Concentration Unit for Biotechnology in Europe (CUBE) Directorate General for Science, Research and Development Commission of the EuropeanExpand
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Penicillin: Triumph and Tragedy
Introduction 1. Illness, drugs and wonder drugs before penicillin 2. Penicillin from organised science 3. Creating the brand in the era of propaganda 4. Making penicillin across the world 5. TheExpand
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Penicillin and the new Elizabethans
Generally, the mass media in Britain, as elsewhere, treat the history of science as arcane knowledge. A few iconic tales do none the less come to permeate public consciousness. How do these come toExpand
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Instruments of Science : An Historical Encyclopedia
Contents include: Actinometer Artificial Horizon Atwood's Machine Breathalyzer Camera Obscura Chladni Plates Clock, Atomic Dip Circle Earth Strain Meter Electroscope Electron Microscope EllipsometerExpand
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Biotechnology in the Twentieth Century
  • R. Bud
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Social studies of science
  • 1 August 1991
Why has the term `biotechnology' been so ambiguous, while hopes for the subject have been so high? Exploring biotechnology's historic role as a `boundary object' between engineering and biologyExpand
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“Applied Science”: A Phrase in Search of a Meaning
  • R. Bud
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Isis
  • 1 September 2012
The term “applied science,” as it came to be popularly used in the 1870s, was a hybrid of three earlier concepts. The phrase “applied science” itself had been coined by Samuel Taylor Coleridge inExpand
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Synthetic: How Life Got Made
  • R. Bud
  • Medicine
  • Ambix
  • 3 April 2018
the VDCh’s leaders. There are also many useful brief biographical footnotes on key individuals throughout the book, and there is considerable detail on the activities of the main leaders of theExpand
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From applied microbiology to biotechnology: science, medicine and industrial renewal
  • R. Bud
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society
  • 20 September 2010
In the late 1970s politicians and civil servants were acutely aware of the chronic decline of the manufacturing sector as a source of employment in Britain. At a time of fear of mass unemployment,Expand
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Knowing Machines
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