Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 21 items

  • Keywords: Niels Jerne x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Thomas Soderqvist

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This biography probes the unusual mind, the dramatic life, and the outstanding scientific work of Danish-born immunologist Niels Jerne. Jerne's Nobel Prize-winning achievements in the field of ... More


“Finally, My Precious, I Have to Be Brilliant and Make Antibodies”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses fifty-year-old Niels Jerne's arrival in the United States to begin a new and unknown life. He was going to a country whose science he admired, though he scorned America in many ... More


“I Have Never in My Life Felt I Belonged in the Place Where I Lived”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses Niels Jerne's intention to write an autobiography. He came close to doing so in 1985, six months after receiving the Nobel Prize. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation wanted to ... More


“My Hopes and Failures Are Within Myself”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on Niels Jerne's visit to California. Adda was accompanying him, but the children, now aged twelve and eighteen, would remain in Denmark, and the apartment on Amaliegade would be ... More


“Immunology Is for Me Becoming a Mostly Philosophical Subject”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on the time of Niels Jerne's retirement, after more than a decade as director of the Basel Institute. Roche asked Fritz Melchers, who had been at the institute almost since its ... More


“I'd Better Make Sure I Learn a Little about Immunology”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter describes the time Niels Jerne took his sons to Italy in the summer of 1956. By their own account, the boys were immensely satisfied to have their father's undivided attention for a ... More


“Like a Log Coming Slowly to the Surface of a Lake”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter shows how Niels Jerne viewed the Paul Ehrlich Institute. To him, it was an “ancient institute” where most people went home at four in the afternoon and almost nobody carried on any ... More


“To Be Able to Let Nature Reflect in the Depths of My Own Soul”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on the affair Niels Jerne started with the physician Erna Morch in June 1942. They had met at a midsummer party some years before and had bumped into each other from time to time ... More


“I Have the Feeling That Everything Around Me Is Enveloped in a Mist”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on Niels Jerne's arrival in Copenhagen, bringing with him four chests filled with books. During the following weeks he observed the life of his new hometown with curiosity. ... More


“The Happiness of Feeling Superior to a Lot of People”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on Niels Jerne's internship; in the late 1940s he was a widower, the father of two sons, and a middle-aged man with a medical degree. He had only to go through his internship to ... More


Epilogue: “What Struggle to Escape”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses a meeting between the author and Niels Jerne in Castillon-du-Gard, where the author proposed to write Jerne's biography. Jerne was intrigued at the prospect, but also hesitant, ... More


“Antibody This, Antibody That, They Weren't Really Much Interested”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter shows Ole Maaloe heading full-speed into a study of bacteriophages, that is, viruses that infect and replicate in bacterial cells, while Niels Jerne was beginning to identify himself as ... More


“Now I Think Nobody Can Keep Me from Becoming a Doctor”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter describes how Niels Jerne started over. Nearly four years had passed since Niels had interrupted his premedical studies, during which time he had hardly touched his textbooks. He ... More


“Stylistically, I'm Best at Irony”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on the object of the then sixteen-year-old Niels Jerne's affection—Jeanine Reyss, a French girl from Kralingen. The infatuation was mutual, though she was unsure of his ... More


“This Theory Hadn't Made Much of a Stir, So Now, What Was I to Do?”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on Niels Jerne's departure from Pasadena. Students, visiting researchers, and staff wrote their goodbyes. “Have a miserable trip; I hate you (but love Adda),” wrote George ... More


“I Still Think That My Original Natural Selection Theory Was Better”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter describes the enormous efforts Niels Jerne had invested in setting up the Basel Institute for Immunology. Some questioned whether Jerne would be able to continue without establishing a ... More


“When I Look at Other Scientists … None of Them Have Wasted as Many Years as I Have”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses the great intellectual happening in the Danish capital, Copenhagen in 1936—the Second International Congress for the Unity of Science, held for one week in June under Jorgen ... More


“Letters Are a Spiritual Spiderweb in Which You Snare the Dreaming Soul of a Woman”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses a turning point in Niels Jerne's life. At last he had proven himself to his parents; his boss valued him and openly recognized his intellectual capacity; and for several years ... More


“These People Don't Know What They're Doing”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on the time the phage group was dissolved. James Watson left for Cambridge and the Cavendish Laboratory, where he was going to meet Francis Crick and begin the work that would ... More


“I Am Branded with Infidelity, and See That Open-Eyed”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses how Niels Jerne continued his combination of medical studies and statistical musings after a week's vacation with Tjek and the children in Lokken in the summer of 1943. The ... More


View: