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This book examines the transformation of specialized biomedical knowledge into an influential cultural resource that facilitated the establishment of large specialized institutions, inspired numerous science-fiction stories, displaced religious beliefs, and gave the millennia-old dream of immortality new forms and new meanings in Bolshevik Russia.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book examines the transformation of specialized biomedical knowledge into an influential cultural resource that facilitated the establishment of large specialized institutions, inspired numerous science-fiction stories, displaced religious beliefs, and gave the millennia-old dream of immortality new forms and new meanings in Bolshevik Russia.
Autorenporträt
Associate professor of history, University of Toronto Nikolai Krementsov is a Professor at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto. He is the author of several books, including Stalinist Science (1997), The Cure (2002), International Science between the World Wars (2005), and A Martian Stranded on Earth (2011), and numerous articles on the history of biomedical sciences in Russia and the Soviet Union.