[Institutional renovation and scientific modernization: the creation of the Instituto de Investigaciones Hematológicas during the mid-1950s].

Abstract

Using documentary sources, this work analyzes the creation and initial functioning of the Instituto de Investigaciones Hematológicas (Institute of Hematological Research) of the National Academy of Medicine (Buenos Aires, Argentina) in the context of the scientific modernization initiated within the country during the mid-1950s. Particular attention is paid to the generation of material bases and institutional and cultural mechanisms for the development of scientific research and of clinical practices guided by procedures and techniques rooted in the basic sciences. The formation and development of a research school in the Experimental Leukemia Section of the institute is explored as a case illustrative of the effective consolidation of initiatives oriented towards the organization of a scientific center.

DOI: 10.1590/S1851-82652013000300004

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@article{Buschini2013InstitutionalRA, title={[Institutional renovation and scientific modernization: the creation of the Instituto de Investigaciones Hematol{\'o}gicas during the mid-1950s].}, author={Jos{\'e} D Buschini}, journal={Salud colectiva}, year={2013}, volume={9 3}, pages={317-34} }