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The Rockefeller Institute and the growth of cell biology

Adil Menon Brookline, Massachusetts (Spring 2017)   The Rockefeller Institute In 1995 Nobel-winning cell biologist George Palade stated that “a newborn baby needs, of course, a friendly, comfortable cradle, which was provided by the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research and thus became the American cradle of cell biology.”[1] This essay explores the unique aspects of […]

Philosophy of science and medicine series — IV: Alexandrian period

Philip R. Liebson Rush University, Chicago, Illinois (Summer 2016)                      Euclid                                        Ptolemy  The Alexandrian tradition was first manifested in the Royal Museum in Alexandria, established by the […]

Philosophy of science and medicine X: Aristotle to the early 20th Century

Philip R. Liebson Chicago, IL (Winter 2017) Aristotle What is natural law? There are certain values in human nature that can be understood through human reason. This implies the use of reason to evaluate binding rules of moral behavior. Inherent in the use of reason, from the Greek philosophers onward, at least in Western Civilization, […]