The Chemistry of Life: Eight Lectures on the History of Biochemistry

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CUP Archive, 1970 - 213 pages
This assembly of lectures, each on a major aspect of the development of biochemistry, should appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of science and the nature of living things. Seven of the eight lectures are by eminent biochemists and describe the development of their own subject from the inside; the eighth is a more general one by a professional historian of science. They contain a good deal of information not readily available elsewhere and do not require a special knowledge of biochemistry. The lectures were originally given as a series, over a period of several years, under the auspices of the department of the History and Philosophy of Science in the University of Cambridge.

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The growth of our knowledge of photosynthesis
The History of Enzymes and of Bio
The development of microbiology
Some biochemical signposts in the progress of neurology
The evolution of ideas about animal hormones I 25
The discovery of vitamins
Some lone pioneers of biochemistry in the nineteenth

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