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The Story of Interferon: The Ups and Downs in the Life of a Scientist

Biography / Memoir

By: Kari Cantrell

World Scientific Publishing Company

Paperback | Jun 1998 | #88841 | ISBN: 9810231482
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Gives the reader a glimpse of the world of science - how research is carried out in the laboratory and the clinic, how the mind of the scientist operates and how he experiences success and failure, and how the involvement of money and politics harms as well as helps research. The memoirs of Cantell record interferon's long road from the laboratory to the pharmacy shelf and is a richly rewarding book written for ordinary people without a basic knowledge of biology or medicine.


The way through an impasse; chance; into the world of laboratory life; I become involved with mumps virus; interferon comes on scene; my thesis - and other matters!; should I become a scientist?; to the new world; an embarrassing episode; the Heles' laboratory in Philadelphia; my Jewish friend, Kurt; working with Kurt; great and small prophets; back home again; chick interferon; human interferon; Tapani Vainio; Hans and Gyurka; how much interferon can be prepared in human white cells?; Harri Nevanlinna; the shadow of Maurice Hilleman; the yardstick. (Part contents).

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