Collective phenomena and the neglect of molecules: A historical outlook on biology

The article recalls the anti-molecular transformation of biology 100 hundred years ago. The author recounts protein chemist Wolfgang Pauli’s announcement of a new era of biomedical research in 1905. Colloidal chemistry was supposed to be the center of the era described by Pauli. The author discusses the aspects that remained from the three decades in which colloidal science exerted a great influence on biological and biochemical research
Keywords MOLECULAR biology   MEDICINE -- Research   COLLOIDS   BIOLOGY -- Research   PAULI   Wolfgang   1900-1958
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