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  1. Nicolas Rasmussen (2013). On Slicing an Obvious Salami Thinly: Science, Patent Case Law, and the Fate of the Early Biotech Sector in the Making of EPO. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 56 (2):198-222.
    There was a time, in the late 1970s and 1980s, when great feats were expected of recombinant DNA biotechnology, some verging on the miraculous. According to both business enthusiasts and sober analysts like the U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, the new techniques of gene splicing would not only lift the drug industry out of its deep scientific and economic rut (characterized by long-declining introduction rates of genuinely novel medicines), but rejuvenate the American manufacturing sector (Chase 1979; Chemical Week 1987; (...)
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  2. Nicolas Rasmussen (2012). Book Notice. [REVIEW] Metascience 21 (1):251-252.
    Book notice Content Type Journal Article Pages 1-2 DOI 10.1007/s11016-011-9588-3 Authors Nicolas Rasmussen, School of History and Philosophy, University of NSW, Sydney, 2052 Australia Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796.
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  3. Nicolas Rasmussen (2008). The Medium Is The Message. Metascience 17 (2):293-296.
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  4. Nicolas Rasmussen (2007). Nervous Soup. Metascience 16 (1):165-167.
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  5. Nicolas Rasmussen (2006). Lives of a Blockbuster Drug. Minerva 44 (2):229-234.
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  6. Nicolas Rasmussen (2005). Why We Take Prozac. Metascience 14 (2):219-223.
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  7. Nicolas Rasmussen (2004). Drugs: Bring Back the Good Old Days? [REVIEW] Metascience 13 (1):102-105.
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  8. Nicolas Rasmussen (2003). Caroline Jean Acker,Creating the American Junkie: Addiction Research in the Classic Era of Narcotic Control. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. [REVIEW] Metascience 12 (3):331-335.
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  9. Nicolas Rasmussen (2003). Joseph E. Spillane, Cocaine: From Medical Marvel to Modern Menace in the United States, 1884–1920. [REVIEW] Metascience 12 (1):125-127.
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  10. Nicolas Rasmussen (2003). Life Science: The French Connection. [REVIEW] Metascience 12 (2):205-207.
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  11. Nicolas Rasmussen (2003). Politics by Science. Minerva 41 (1):83-87.
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  12. John Beatty, Nicolas Rasmussen & Nils Roll-Hansen (2002). Untangling the McClintock Myths. Metascience 11 (3):280-298.
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  13. Nicolas Rasmussen (2002). Of `Small Men', Big Science and Bigger Business: The Second World War and Biomedical Research in the United States. [REVIEW] Minerva 40 (2):115-146.
    The Second World War is commonly said to have ushered in theera of `big science' in the United States. However, at least inpractically-oriented biomedical research, the American governmentadopted modes of sponsorship that were commonplace between scientistsand industry before the war. Furthermore, many life scientistsleading wartime projects were already familiar with industrialcollaboration. This essay argues that the new federal regimes introduced in the late 1940s and 1950s were more important than wartime experience in shaping the character of biomedical `big science' in (...)
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  14. Nicolas Rasmussen (2001). Evolving Scientific Epistemologies and the Artifacts of Empirical Philosophy of Science: A Reply Concerning Mesosomes. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 16 (5):627-652.
    In a 1993 paper, I argued that empirical treatments of the epistemologyused by scientists in experimental work are too abstract in practice tocounter relativist efforts to explain the outcome of scientificcontroversies by reference to sociological forces. This was because, atthe rarefied level at which the methodology of scientists is treated byphilosophers, multiple mutually inconsistent instantiations of theprinciples described by philosophers are employed by contestingscientists. These multiple construals change within a scientificcommunity over short time frames, and these different versions ofscientific methodology (...)
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  15. David Turnbull, Henry Krips, Val Dusek, Steve Fuller, Alan Sokal, Jean Bricmont, Alan Frost, Alan Chalmers, Anna Salleh, Alfred I. Tauber, Yvonne Luxford, Nicolaas Rupke, Steven French, Peter G. Brown, Hugh LaFollette, Peter Machamer, Nicolas Rasmussen, Andy J. Miller, Marya Schechtman, Ross S. West, John Forge, David Oldroyd, Nancy Demand, Darrin W. Belousek, Warren Schmaus, Sungook Hong, Rachel A. Ankeny, Peter Anstey, Jeremy Butterfield & Harshi Gunawardena (2000). Clarity, Charity and Criticism, Wit, Wisdom and Worldliness: Avoiding Intellectual Impositions. [REVIEW] Metascience 9 (3):347-498.
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  16. Nicolas Rasmussen (1999). Author's Response. Metascience 8 (2):260-266.
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  17. Nicolas Rasmussen (1999). The Forgotten Promise of Thiamin: Merck, Caltech Biologists, and Plant Hormones in a 1930s Biotechnology Project. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 32 (2):245 - 261.
    The physiology of plant hormones was one of the most dynamic fields in experimental biology in the 1930s, and an important part of T. H. Morgan's influential life science division at the California Institute of Technology. I describe one episode of plant physiology research at the institution in which faculty member James Bonner discovered that the B vitamin thiamin is a plant growth regulator, and then worked in close collaboration with the Merck pharmaceutical firm to develop it as a growth-boosting (...)
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  18. Nicolas Rasmussen (1997). The Mid-Century Biophysics Bubble: Hiroshima and the Biological Revolution in America, Revisited. History of Science 35 (109):245-293.
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  19. Nicolas Rasmussen (1995). Mitochondrial Structure and the Practice of Cell Biology in the 1950s. Journal of the History of Biology 28 (3):381 - 429.
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  20. Nicolas Rasmussen (1993). Facts, Artifacts, and Mesosomes: Practicing Epistemology with the Electron Microscope. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 24 (2):227-265.
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  21. Nicolas Rasmussen (1991). Of Theory. Journal of the History of Biology 24 (1):51-89.
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  22. Nicolas Rasmussen (1991). The Decline of Recapitulationism in Early Twentieth-Century Biology: Disciplinary Conflict and Consensus on the Battleground of Theory. Journal of the History of Biology 24 (1):51 - 89.
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