This volume examines the international impact of Lysenkoism in its namesake's heyday and the reasons behind Lysenko's rehabilitation in Russia today. By presenting the rise and fall of T.D. Lysenko in its various aspects, the authors provide a fresh perspective on one of the most notorious episodes in the history of science.
1. Opportunism and enforcement: Hungarian reception of Michurin biology in the Cold War period / Gabor Pallo and Miklos Muller
2. Lysenko in Bellagio: The "Lysenko Controversy" and the struggle for authority of Italian genetics, 1948-1956 / Francesco Cassata
3. The National Pattern of Lysenkoism in Romania / Cristiana Oghina-Pavie
4. H. J. Muller and J. B. S. Haldane: Eugenics and Lysenkoism / William deJong-Lambert
5. Why did Japanese geneticists discuss Lysenko's biology scientifically? / Hirofumi Saito
6. Dialectics Denied: Muller, Lysenko, and the Fate of Chromosome Studies in Soviet Genetics / Luis Campos
7. Lessons from Lysenko / John Marks
8. Current Attempts to Exonerate "Lysenkoism" and Their Causes / Eduard I. Kolchinsky
William deJong-Lambert is an Associate Professor of History at Bronx Community College, CUNY, and Associate Faculty of the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University, USA. His book, The Cold War Politics of Genetic Research: An Introduction to the Lysenko Affair, was published in 2012.
Nikolai Krementsov is a Professor at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology of the University of Toronto, Canada. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on the history of Soviet science, biomedical research, eugenics, and intersections of science and literature.