Examining the issue of 'British decline' after the war, this fascinating text describes the evolution of cooperation in Britain and France, and argues that the relationship between these two countries helped to disseminate a culture of research, resulting in the transformation of the medical sciences and the pharmaceutical industry in both countries.
Of interest to a wide range of academic disciplines, this highly relevant book discusses topics including penicillin, sulphamide drugs, and the effects of war in both countries.
Table of Contents
General Introduction: A History of Collaboration Part 1 Blurred Boundaries: Drug Research and Production in Britain and France Before the Second World War 1 Research Institutions and Pharmaceutical Laboratories 2 Scientific Communities and Networks Part 2 Collaborative Networks in War and Peace 3 Mobilization for War: Making Penicillin in Britain and America 4 Collaboration and Resistance: Developing Penicillin and the Synthetic Anti-histamines in France Part 3 Continuity and Change in Medical Science and Industry after World War Two 5 ‘Continuity through Revolution’ in France 6 ‘Revolution through Continuity’ in Britain General Conclusion Britain and France in the Twentieth Century: a Tale of Two Cultures Bibliography Notes Index
Viviane Quirke is Wellcome Trust Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Arts and Humanities, Oxford Brookes University, UK.