Publications

Books

2019    Robin Wolfe Scheffler, A Contagious Cause: The American Hunt for Cancer Viruses and the Rise of Molecular Medicine (University of Chicago Press)

https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo25975598.html

Articles in Refereed Journals

2020 "Brightening Biochemistry: Humor, Identity, and Scientific Work at the Sir William Dunn Institute of Biochemistry, 1923-1931,” Isis 111/3: 493-518.

2020  Bankrolling Creative Destruction.” Reviews in American History 48/3: 470–75

2019 “Protecting Children: The American Turn from Polio to Cancer Vaccines,” Canadian Medical Association Journal 126/26: E739–41.

2015    “The Power of Exercise and the Exercise of Power: The Harvard Fatigue Laboratory, Distance Running, and the Disappearance of Work, 1919-1947,” Journal of the History of Biology 48/3, 391-423.

2014    “Following Cancer Viruses through the Laboratory, Clinic, and Society,” introduction to “100 Years of Viruses and Cancer” special issue [served as section editor], Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 48B, 185-188.

2014    “Managing the Future: The Special Virus Leukemia Program and the Acceleration of Biomedical Research,” for a special section entitled “100 Years of Viruses and Cancer,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 48B (2014), 231-249.

2011     “The Fate of a Progressive Science: the Harvard Fatigue Laboratory, Athletes, the Science of Work and the Politics of Reform,” Endeavour 35/2-3, 48-54.

2009    “Interests and Instrument: A Micro-History of Object Wh.3469 (X-ray Powder Diffraction Camera c. 1940),” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science A 40/4, 396-408.

 

Chapters in Books

2020 X-Ray Crystallography of Biomaterials.” In Between Making and Knowing: Tools in the History of Materials Research, edited by Joseph D Martin and Cyrus C M Mody, 425–33. Singapore: World Scientific.

2015    “Biomedical Sciences, History and Sociology of.” In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), edited by James D. Wright, 663–69. Oxford: Elsevier. [lead author with Bruno J. Strasser)]