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Weissmann, Gerald

Overview
Works: 60 works in 198 publications in 1 language and 6,365 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Miscellanea  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: RB131, 574
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Gerald Weissmann
 
Most widely held works by Gerald Weissmann
The Woods Hole Cantata : essays on science and society by Gerald Weissmann( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They all laughed at Christopher Columbus : tales of medicine and the art of discovery by Gerald Weissmann( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cell membranes : biochemistry, cell biology, & pathology( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Biological revolution : applications of cell biology to public welfare by Gerald Weissmann( Book )

11 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basic biological research is not in trouble, but support for this cultural product is perhaps more fragile than it should be. We have developed, in this country, in Europe, and in Japan a triumphant record of research accomplishment that has rev olutionized our vision of the cell, the body, and the environ ment. The genetic code has been unraveled, the means of neuromuscular transmission have been elucidated, we know the fine detail of the cell's small geography, and we can de scribe the genes of mouse and man in chemical terms. But it is less clearly perceived by laity and scientist how this new revo lution in biology has been of use in the service of a better medicine or environment. The aim of this series of essays, which grew out of a symposium at the First International Congress of Cell Biology, is to instruct us all in the use that has been made of our new knowledge. In the fields of cancer, behavior, reproduction, genetic engineering, and environmental monitoring, practical results of our new knowledge are already apparent and more are just at hand. But neither the general public nor scientists working in their own narrow disciplines necessarily ap preciate these developments. Perhaps it is all just too new, too "experimental," to permit anyone to gain a proper perspective on what we have done or have the potential of doing
The year of the genome : a diary of the biological revolution by Gerald Weissmann( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The research physician and essayist comments on the groundbreaking biomedical issues of the year, including RU 486, stem cell research, and the return of malaria
Darwin's Audubon : science and the liberal imagination by Gerald Weissmann( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo's gout : science in an age of endarkenment by Gerald Weissmann( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doctor with two heads, and other essays by Gerald Weissmann( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weissmann, a physician, writes about the complex fabric of human life nad science in all its aspects, focusing especially on the interplay of art and science, and how their respective cultures have changed in parallel ways. The concl;uding essay on the medicine and politics of abortion offers an interpretation of Governor William Bradford's (1642) views on abortion and capital punishment
Democracy and DNA : American dreams and medical progress by Gerald Weissmann( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cell biology of inflammation by Gerald Weissmann( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mediators of inflammation by Gerald Weissmann( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doctor dilemma by Gerald Weissmann( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epigenetics in the age of Twitter : pop culture and modern science by Gerald Weissmann( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. Epigenetics, which attempts to explain how our genes respond to our environment, is the latest twist on the historic nature vs. nurture debate. In addressing this and other controversies in contemporary science, Gerald Weissmann taps what he calls "the social network of Western Civilization," including the many neglected women of science: from the martyred Hypatia of Alexandria, the first woman scientist, to the Nobel laureates Marie Curie, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, and Elizabeth Blackburn, among other luminaries in the field. Always instructive and often hilarious, this is a one-volume introduction to modern biology, viewed through the lens of today's mass media and the longer historical tradition of the Scientific Revolution. Whether engaging in the healthcare debate or imagining the future prose styling of the scientific research paper in the age of Twitter, Weissmann proves to be one of our most incisive cultural critics and satirists
Mortal and immortal DNA : science and the lure of myth by Gerald Weissmann( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once again, Gerald Weissmann, with a firm and easy knowledge of everyone who matters from Auden to Zola, bridges the space between science and the humanities, and particularly between medicine and the muses, with wit, erudition, and, most important, wisdom."--Adam Gopnik, author of Angels and Ages Admired by Nobel prize-winning scientists and literary tastemakers alike, Weissmann will continue to amaze and beguile new and faithful readers as both a masterful commentator on contemporary culture and a transcendent intellectual historian. Gerald Weissmann, Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal, is the author, most recently, of Galileo's Gout: Science in the Age of Endarkenment
Advances in inflammation research( Book )

in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of inflammation( Book )

in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of inflammation( )

in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prostaglandins in acute inflammation by Gerald Weissmann( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advances in inflammation research( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mediators of inflammation by Gerald Weissmann( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. The Mediators of Inflammation.- 2. Mechanisms Common to Several Mediator Systems.- 2.1. Cellular Release.- 2.2. Fluid-Phase Activation.- 2.3. Bypass Mechanisms.- 2.4. Extracellular Control Loops.- 2.5. Intracellular Controls.- 3. Centrality of Phagocytes.- 4. References.- 1 Mechanisms of Mediator Release from Inflammatory cells.- 1. Introduction.- 2. General Characteristics of Mediator Release from Cells.- 2.1. Mediators.- 2.2. Morphology of the Noncy to toxic Release Process.- 2.3. Stimuli for Noncytotoxic Release.- 2.4. Mechanisms of Noncytotoxic Release.- 2.5. Cytotoxic Reactions.- 2.6
 
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The Woods Hole Cantata : essays on science and society
Alternative Names
Weissmann, Gerry.

Weissmann, Gerry, 1930-

Languages
English (121)

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The year of the genome : a diary of the biological revolutionDarwin's Audubon : science and the liberal imaginationGalileo's gout : science in an age of endarkenmentDemocracy and DNA : American dreams and medical progressEpigenetics in the age of Twitter : pop culture and modern scienceMortal and immortal DNA : science and the lure of myth