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The Resource The war of the soups and the sparks : the discovery of neurotransmitters and the dispute over how nerves communicate, Elliot S. Valenstein

The war of the soups and the sparks : the discovery of neurotransmitters and the dispute over how nerves communicate, Elliot S. Valenstein

Label
The war of the soups and the sparks : the discovery of neurotransmitters and the dispute over how nerves communicate
Title
The war of the soups and the sparks
Title remainder
the discovery of neurotransmitters and the dispute over how nerves communicate
Statement of responsibility
Elliot S. Valenstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Like the cracking of the genetic code and the creation of the atomic bomb, the discovery of how the brain's neurons work is one of the fundamental scientific developments of the twentieth century. The discovery of neurotransmitters revolutionized the way we think about the brain and what it means to be human yet few people know how they were discovered, the scientists involved, or the fierce controversy about whether they even existed. The War of the Soups and the Sparks tells the saga of the dispute between the pharmacologists, who had uncovered the first evidence that nerves communicate
Cataloging source
MERUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Valenstein, Elliot S
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Neural transmission
  • MEDICAL
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SCIENCE
  • Neural transmission
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Natural Sciences
  • Neurophysiology
  • History, 20th Century
  • Synaptic Transmission
Label
The war of the soups and the sparks : the discovery of neurotransmitters and the dispute over how nerves communicate, Elliot S. Valenstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Setting the Stage: The Neuron Doctrine and the Synapse; 2. The Autonomic Nervous System; 3. An Idea Ahead of Its Time: The First Hint at the Existence of Chemical Neurotransmitters; 4. Henry Dale: Laying the Foundation; 5. Otto Loewi: An Inspired Dream and a Speculative Leap; 6. The Road to the Nobel Prize; 7. Walter Cannon: A Near Miss by America's Most Renowned Physiologist; 8. The War of the Soups and the Sparks; 9. Loewi, Dale, and Cannon: The Later Years; 10. Brain Neurotransmitters: A New Continent to Explore
  • 11. Epilogue: Some Final ReflectionsNotes; Index
Control code
ocn560318388
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231509732
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/vale13588
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttgtcf7
  • c4a8f98a-de43-40f3-b84b-ab9b87030201
Publisher number
EB00639440
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)560318388
Label
The war of the soups and the sparks : the discovery of neurotransmitters and the dispute over how nerves communicate, Elliot S. Valenstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Setting the Stage: The Neuron Doctrine and the Synapse; 2. The Autonomic Nervous System; 3. An Idea Ahead of Its Time: The First Hint at the Existence of Chemical Neurotransmitters; 4. Henry Dale: Laying the Foundation; 5. Otto Loewi: An Inspired Dream and a Speculative Leap; 6. The Road to the Nobel Prize; 7. Walter Cannon: A Near Miss by America's Most Renowned Physiologist; 8. The War of the Soups and the Sparks; 9. Loewi, Dale, and Cannon: The Later Years; 10. Brain Neurotransmitters: A New Continent to Explore
  • 11. Epilogue: Some Final ReflectionsNotes; Index
Control code
ocn560318388
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231509732
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/vale13588
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttgtcf7
  • c4a8f98a-de43-40f3-b84b-ab9b87030201
Publisher number
EB00639440
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)560318388

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