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The Resource Prize fight : the race and the rivalry to be the first in science, Morton A . Meyers

Prize fight : the race and the rivalry to be the first in science, Morton A . Meyers

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Prize fight : the race and the rivalry to be the first in science
Title
Prize fight
Title remainder
the race and the rivalry to be the first in science
Statement of responsibility
Morton A . Meyers
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We often think of scientists as dispassionate and detached, nobly laboring without any expectation of reward. But scientific research is much more complicated and messy than this ideal, and scientists can be torn by jealousy, impelled by a need for recognition, and subject to human vulnerability and fallibility. In Prize Fight, Emeritus Chair at SUNY School of Medicine Morton Meyers pulls back the curtain to reveal the dark side of scientific discovery. From stolen authorship to fabricated results and elaborate hoaxes, he shows us how too often brilliant minds are reduced to petty jealousies and promising careers cut short by disputes over authorship or fudged data. Prize Fight is a dramatic look at some of the most notable discoveries in science in recent years, from the discovery of insulin, which led to decades of infighting and even violence, to why the 2003 Nobel Prize in Medicine exposed how often scientific objectivity is imperiled. "--
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Meyers, Morton A
Dewey number
174/.95
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q180.55.M67
LC item number
M49 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Research
  • Scientists
  • Scientists
  • SCIENCE / General
  • SCIENCE / History
Label
Prize fight : the race and the rivalry to be the first in science, Morton A . Meyers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm760974705
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780230338906
Lccn
2011047900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)760974705
  • (Sirsi) a1142543
Label
Prize fight : the race and the rivalry to be the first in science, Morton A . Meyers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm760974705
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780230338906
Lccn
2011047900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)760974705
  • (Sirsi) a1142543

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