Félix d'Herelle and the origins of molecular biology / William C. Summers.Material type: TextPublication details: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©1999. Description: 1 online resource (xii, 230 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0585356572; 9780585356570Subject(s): D'Herelle, Félix | D'Herelle, Félix | D'Herelle, Félix | Microbiologists -- Canada -- Biography | Molecular biology -- History -- 20th century | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Microbiology | Microbiologists | Molecular biology | Canada | Microbiologie | Bacteriofagen | Microbiology -- history | Molecular Biology -- history | Microbiology -- Canada -- History | Molecular Biology -- Canada -- History | Biology | Genetics | Biochemistry | Molecular Biology | Microbiology | Biological Science Disciplines | Chemistry | Natural Science Disciplines | Disciplines and Occupations | Canada | Biology | Microbiology & Immunology | Health & Biological Sciences | 1900-1999Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Biographies. | History. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Félix d'Herelle and the origins of molecular biology.DDC classification: 579/.092 | B LOC classification: QR31.D44 | S84 1999ebNLM classification: 1999 G-190 | WZ 100Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-224) and index.
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A self-taught scientist determined to bring science out of the laboratory and into the practical arena, French-Canadian Felix d'Herelle (1873-1949) made history in two different fields of biology. Not only was he first to demonstrate the use and application of bacteria for biological control of insect pests, he also became a seminal figure in the history of molecular biology. This engaging book is the first full biography of d'Herelle, a complex figure who emulated Louis Pasteur and influenced the course of twentieth-century biology, yet remained a controversial outsider to the scientific community. Drawing on family papers, archival sources, interviews, and d'Herelle's published and unpublished writings, Dr. William C. Summers tells the fascinating story of the scientist's life and the work that took him around the globe.
Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1 Peregrinations of Youth -- Chapter 2 Fermentations: Guatemala and Mexico -- Chapter 3 Epizootics: Locusts in Argentina and Algeria -- Chapter 4 Bacteriophage Discovered -- Chapter 5 Reaction and Controversy -- Chapter 6 The Nature of Phage: Microbe or Enzyme? -- Chapter 7 The Origin of Life: Colloids and Protobes -- Chapter 8 The Hope of Phage Therapy -- Chapter 9 Fighting Cholera and Plague in India -- Chapter 10 Bacterial Mutations and Phage Research at Yale -- Chapter 11 To Tiflis and Back -- Chapter 12 Reflections and Legacies -- Appendix "On an Invisible Microbe Antagonistic to the Dysentery Bacillus" ("Sur un microbe invisible antagoniste des bacilles dysenteriques") by Felix d'Herelle (1917) -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.