Fruton, J. Molecules and life; historical essays
Joseph S. Fruton. Molecules and life; historical essays on the interplay of chemistry and biology
The continuity and complexity of the development of the biochemical sciences are frequently obscured by the euphoria attending great advances. To reestablish the historical continuum of scientific progress a leading biochemist has examined the work and thought that shaped present-day biochemistry and molecular biology. The book considers the interplay between chemistry and biology and focuses on the historically significant period from 1800 to 1950. The essays reflect the attitudes and methods of men and women who worked on important nineteenth-century problems. The author shows how their concepts and techniques evolved into the twentieth-century chemical study of living organisms.
The Rockefeller University, "Fruton, J. Molecules and life; historical essays" (1972). RU Authors. 66.