A History of Regeneration Research: Milestones in the Evolution of a Science
Charles E. Dinsmore
Cambridge University Press, Oct 25, 1991 - Science - 228 pages
In the eighteenth century, the phenomenon of animal regeneration captured the attention and imagination of the era's leading naturalists and intellectuals. Importantly, their research of the phenomenon spurred the transition from the descriptive science of natural history to modern experimental zoology. A History of Regeneration Research chronicles this crucial evolutionary period in the history of developmental biology, offering an insightful analysis of the milestones in regeneration research. The book is not only an account of leading researchers and their seminal discoveries in the field, but also brings together critical commentaries on the social context and philosphical commitments that shaded their interpretations. By strategically weaving content with context, the authors raise the discussion above the field of regeneration research; they explore the societal influences on the perception of Nature and shed light on the nature of the scientific enterprise itself and the way scientific discoveries are interpreted. Exploring new grounds, A History of Regeneration Research will be of great interest to historians of science as well as workers in developmental biology and medicine.
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some highlights in the history
Abraham Trembley and the origins of research
concepts of generation
Observation versus philosophical commitment
Regeneration 18851901 Frederick B Churchill
T H Morgans regeneration epigenesis
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Abraham Trembley adult newt amphibian amputation apical appendages autotomy Barfurth bioelectricity Biol biology blastema blastema cells blastomeres Borgens Burr century Chapter Charles Bonnet claw concept crab crayfish Crustacea described devel development and regeneration developmental differentiation Driesch early earthworm ecdysis eighteenth-century electric fields embryo embryology epigenesis epigenetic epimorphic epimorphic regeneration epithelial epithelium eration experimental Figure forelimb formation frog germ germ layers gradients growth Hans Spemann head history of regeneration hydra idea investigations later Lenhoff letter limb regeneration mechanical ment molting muscle Needham nerve normal Obelia observations organism original phenomena phenomenon philosophical planarians polarity polyp potential preformation problem Prodromo question Reaumur regeneration experiments regeneration research regeneration studies region reported reproduction Roux Roux's salamander scientific Singer skin Skinner Spallanzani species Spemann structure stump tissues T. H. Morgan tadpole tail regeneration theory tion Trembley's discovery University urodele Vertebrate Wilhelm Roux wound healing Zool