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TMV in the Lab and Life Sciences

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Science  26 Apr 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5568, pp. 663
DOI: 10.1126/science.1070577

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The Life of a Virus Tobacco Mosaic Virus as an Experimental Model, 1930-1965. By Angela N. H. Creager. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2002. 412 pp. $75, £47.50. ISBN 0-226-12025-2. Paper, $27.50, £16. ISBN 0-226-12026-0.

In this dual history of TMV research and Wendell Stanley's career, Creager discusses connections between biochemistry and molecular biology, the development of public funding of biomedical research, and a variety of institutional and political themes.