A Latter-Day Rationalist's Lament


Title:
A Latter-Day Rationalist's Lament
Creator:
Luria, S. E. (Salvador Edward), 1912-1991
Contributor:
Borek, Ernest, 1911-1986 (Editor) and Monod, Jacques (Editor)
Date:
1971
Description:
Essay in honor of microbiologist and social activist Andre Lwoff, who won the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Francois Jacob and Jacques Monod, for their discovery of the genetic control over the production of proteins and enzymes. In his autobiography, Luria described Lwoff as "the most eminent microbiologist in France," and the "pillar of the Institut Pasteur." Here, Luria described Lwoff as the prototype of the rational scientist-humanist.
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Rights:
Luria, Salvador E. "A Latter-Day Rationalist's Lament" from Of Microbes and Life, edited by Jacques Monod and Ernest Borek. Copyright 1971 Columbia University Press. Reprinted with permission of the publisher.
Genre:
Monographs
Excerpts
Format:
Text
Extent:
6 pages
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Monograph. Luria, Salvador E. "A Latter-Day Rationalist's Lament." Of Microbes and Life, edited by Jacques Monod and Ernest Borek. Columbia University Press, 1971. Pp. 56-61. Excerpt. Monograph. 6 Images.
Legacy ID:
QLBBGF
NLM ID:
101584611X87
Profiles Collection:
The Salvador E. Luria Papers
Story Section:
Politics, Science, and Social Responsibility