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Paul Ehrlich's Colonial Connections: Sleeping Sickness Drug Therapy Research, 1903–1914

in Networks in Tropical Medicine: Internationalism, Colonialism, and the Rise of a Medical Specialty, 1890–1930

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778138
eISBN:
9780804781053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778138.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter looks more closely at sleeping sickness drug therapy research, specifically the collaborative network created by Paul Ehrlich in Africa. It focuses specifically on his relationships with ... More


Among the Everywheres: Global Crowds and the Networked Planet

Ursula K. Heise

in Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335637
eISBN:
9780199869022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335637.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Building on Ch. 1, this chapter analyzes scientific texts, novels, films and poems between the 1960s and the 1990s that explore the relationship between local, national, and global forms of identity ... More


“Thinking Globally”: American Foreign Aid, Paul Ehrlich, and the Emergence of Environmentalism in the 1960s

Tom Robertson

in Beyond the Cold War: Lyndon Johnson and the New Global Challenges of the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199790692
eISBN:
9780199395521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790692.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

This chapter examines how American leaders of the 1960s understood and addressed the spread of urban-industrial society—and its many environmental consequences—around the world during the second half ... More


Puerperal Fever: A Curable Disease

Irvine Loudon

in The Tragedy of Childbed Fever

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204992
eISBN:
9780191676444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204992.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter chronicles the discovery of the cure for puerperal disease. It discusses the contributions of German scientist Paul Ehrlich who worked in immunotherapy and coined the term chemotherapy, ... More


Unobservables

Jutta Schickore

in About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226449982
eISBN:
9780226450049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450049.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Simon Flexner and Hideyo Noguchi’s work discusses venom research from the perspective of immunology. They could draw on a much broader pool of resources than Mitchell had available—conceptual, ... More


Publicity

Lawrence Badash

in A Nuclear Winter's Tale: Science and Politics in the 1980s

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012720
eISBN:
9780262258531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012720.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Many non-governmental organizations have expressed concern over the threat of nuclear war in the decades since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The twentieth century was characterized by ... 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


The “New” Conservation

Thomas Jundt

in Greening the Red, White, and Blue: The Bomb, Big Business, and Consumer Resistance in Postwar America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199791200
eISBN:
9780199378562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791200.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

President Lyndon B. Johnson voiced broad environmental concerns in what he dubbed the “new” conservation. He signed into law the Wilderness Act in 1964, helping to ease growing fears expressed by ... More


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