Technical matters: method, knowledge and infrastructure in twentieth-century life science


In 1953 virologist John Enders stood before the American Association of Immunologists and began his talk, Tissue Cultures in the Study of Immunity”: Retrospection and Anticipation, with an apology. “To construct a presidential address around a technique,” he said, “might perhaps be taken as indicative of infertility of mind and limited imagination… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nmeth1009-701