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Evaluating and standardizing therapeutic agents, 1890-1950 / edited by Christoph Gradmann and Jonathan Simon.

  • Gradmann, Christoph, 1960-
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"This book provides an examination of the regulations that have been successively put into place since the Second World War to standardize the quality and criteria of pharmaceutical products, vaccines and medicines"--Provided by publisher.


Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Physical description

xiv, 266 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Machine generated contents note: Introduction PART I: THE EVALUATION OF THE QUALITY OF DIPHTHERIA SERUM FROM NATIONAL PRACTICES OF PRODUCTION AND REGULATION TO THE DREAM OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS Paul Ehrlich's Standardization of Serum; Wertbestimmung and its Meaning for Twentieth-Century Biomedicine / C-R.Pruell -- From Diphtheria to Tetanus: The Development of Evaluation Methods for Sera in Imperial Germany / A.I. Hardy -- Evaluation as a practical technique of administration: The regulation and standardisation of diphtheria serum / A. Hüntelman -- Building up a culture of standardization at the Institut Pasteur, 1885-1900 / G. Gachelin -- Quality Control and the politics of serum production in France / J. Simon -- 'The Geneva serum is excellent!' Autonomy and isolation in Swiss cantons during the early years of Diphtheria serum: the case of Geneva / M. Kaba -- The State, The Serum Institutes and The League of Nations / P. Mazumdar -- Questions of quality: The Danish State Serum Institute, Thorvald Madsen and biological standardisation / A. Hardy -- PART II: DIFFERENT MEDICINES, DIFFERENT STANDARDS 'The Wright Way' : The Production and Standardisation of Therapeutic Vaccines in Britain, 1902-1913 / M. Worboys -- The Visible Industrialist: Standards And The Manufacture Of Sex Hormones / J-P. Gaudillière -- 'We need for digitalis preparations what the state has established for serumtherapy ...' : From collecting plants to international standardization: the case of Strophanthin, 1900-1938 / C. Bonah -- Changing Regulations and Risk Assessments. National Responses to the Introduction of Inactivated Polio Vaccine / U. Lindner -- Standardization before biomedicine: On early forms of regulatory objectivity / A. Cambrosio.


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