Ambiguous cells: the emergence of the stem cell concept in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

  • A H Maehle
  • Published 2011 in Notes and records of the Royal Society of London

Abstract

This paper elucidates the origins of scientific work on stem cells. From the late nineteenth century onwards, the notion of stem cells became customary in scientific communities of Imperial Germany. Adopting the term Stammzelle from Ernst Haeckel, Theodor Boveri was influential in introducing the concept in embryological studies and early genetics around… (More)

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@article{Maehle2011AmbiguousCT, title={Ambiguous cells: the emergence of the stem cell concept in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.}, author={A H Maehle}, journal={Notes and records of the Royal Society of London}, year={2011}, volume={65 4}, pages={359-78} }