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“The Billionaire’s Last Will”: Hormones and Institutions

Nikolai Krementsov

in Revolutionary Experiments: The Quest for Immortality in Bolshevik Science and Fiction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199992980
eISBN:
9780199370016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199992980.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on actual and fictional experiments with hormones which both scientists and writers saw as a powerful tool for manipulating the shape and functioning of the human body. It ... More


The Biochemistry of Life

Mark Jackson

in The Age of Stress: Science and the Search for Stability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199588626
eISBN:
9780191750779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588626.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The relationship between adaptation and disease was initially explained primarily in terms of the function or malfunction of the autonomic nervous system. However, during the middle decades of the ... More


A New Molecular Science of Sex

Sarah S. Richardson

in Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084688
eISBN:
9780226084718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084718.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A direct intellectual and institutional context for the development of the sex chromosome concept during the period from 1915 through 1930 was the concurrent and spectacular development of sex ... More


Endocrino-Chakric Machine: Hormonized Humors and Organotherapy

Projit Bihari Mukharji

in Doctoring Traditions: Ayurveda, Small Technologies, and Braided Sciences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226381794
eISBN:
9780226381824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226381824.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Organotherapy, viz. the practice of injecting the crushed essences of animal organs into humans, is the technology around which this chapter is organized. The practice of organotherapy was enormously ... More


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