W. M. Stanley's Crystallization of the Tobacco Mosaic Virus, 1930-1940

@article{Kay1986WMS,
  title={W. M. Stanley's Crystallization of the Tobacco Mosaic Virus, 1930-1940},
  author={L. E. Kay},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1986},
  volume={77},
  pages={450 - 472}
}
  • L. E. Kay
  • Published 1986
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Isis
  • IN THE SUMMER OF 1935 Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904-1971) of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research emerged as a major scientific celebrity. Newspapers, magazines, and radio broadcasts hailed his work as revolutionary, comparing him to Louis Pasteur, and many scientists credited him with finding the key to the riddle of life. By successfully isolating the tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) in apparently pure crystalline state, Stanley seemed to have demonstrated that the mysterious… CONTINUE READING
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