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Author Söderqvist, Thomas.

Uniform Title Vilken kamp för att undslippa. English
Title Science as autobiography [electronic resource] : the troubled life of Niels Jerne / Thomas Söderqvist ; translated by David Mel Paul.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, c2003.


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Description xxvi, 359 p. : ill.
Note Translation of: Vilken kamp för att undslippa.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-350) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments ix --A Note on the Translation xiii --Introduction: A Scientist in His Life's Project xv --PART I: The Making of a Romantic Character (1911-1947) 1 --1. "I Have Never in My Life Felt I Belonged in the Place Where I Lived" 3 --2. "Stylistically, I'm Best at Irony" 16 --3. "I Wanted to Study Something That Couldn't Be Used" 29 --4. "I Have the Feeling That Everything Around Me Is Enveloped in a Mist" 39 --5. "When I Look at Other Scientists None of Them Have Wasted as Many Years as I Have" 52 --6. "Now I Think Nobody Can Keep Me from Becoming a Doctor" 63 --7. "To Be Able to Let Nature Reflect in the Depths of My Own Soul" 75 --8. "I Am Branded with Infidelity, and See That Open-Eyed" 88 9. "Letters Are a Spiritual Spiderweb in Which You Snare the Dreaming Soul of Woman" 96 --Part II: The Making of the Selection Theory (1947-1954) 109 --10. "The Happiness of Feeling Superior to a Lot of People" 111 --11. "I Think the Work Has Principal Application to Immunology" 124 --12. "Antibody This, Antibody That, They Weren't Really Much Interested" 133 --13. "These People Don't Know What They're Doing" 144 --14. "I Suppose I Should Do Something, Maybe an Experiment or Something" 156 --Parabasis: The Selection Theory as a Personal Confession 173 --Part III: A Man, His Theory, and His Network (1954-1994) 191 --15. "My Hopes and Failures Are Within Myself" 193 --16. "This Theory Hadn't Made Much of a Stir, So Now, What Was I to Do?" 209 --17. "I'd Better Make Sure I Learn a Little about Immunology" 217 --18. "Finally, My Precious, I Have to Be Brilliant and Make Antibodies" 233 --19. "Like a Log Coming Slowly to the Surface of a Lake" 249 --20. "I Still Think That My Original Natural Selection Theory Was Better" 267 --21. "Immunology Is for Me Becoming a Mostly Philosophical Subject" 278 --Epilogue: "What Struggle to Escape" 292 --Abbreviations Used in Notes 297 --Notes 299 --Unpublished Sources 329 --Bibliography 331 --Index 351.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Jerne, Niels Kaj.
Immunologists -- Denmark -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Jerne, Niels Kaj.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0300094418 (hbk. : alk. paper)

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