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The biological revolution : 100 years of science at Cold Spring Harbor.

  • Watson, James.
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About this work


Traces the history of biological research at Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, New York from the foundation of the Brooklyn Institute's biological field station in 1890 and the Carnegie Institute's department of genetics in 1902 down to the present. Highlights the work of the "Phage Group" led by Max Delbrck, Salvador Luria and Alfred Hershey in the 1940s and '50s, and the explosive growth of knowledge in genetics during the last three decades. Features James Watson (Director, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Nobel Laureate, 1962); Salvador Luria (M.I.T.; Nobel Laureate, 1969); Dr. Alfred Hershey (Carnegie Institute, Washington); Dr. Barbara McLintock (Carnegie Institute; Nobel Laureate, 1981); Dr. Sydney Brenner (M.R.C.); Dr. Michael Wigler (Cold Spring Harbor Lab.) and many others.


[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1990.

Physical description

1 videocassette (VHS) (26 min.) : sound, color, PAL
1 videocassette (VHS) (26 min.) : sound, color, NTSC


Supporting paperwork available in the department.
Copy given to the Trust by Dr. Michael Morgan in August 1991. Of great interest to historians of genetics and twentieth-century biology generally.
PAL and NTSC versions available.

Creator/production credits

Long Island Biological Association and Cablevision (New York) Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Copyright note

Not known.


  • English

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