Collaboration in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Changing Relationships in Britain and France, 1935–1965, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Collaboration in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Changing Relationships in Britain and France, 1935–1965, 1st Edition

By Viviane Quirke


376 pages | 37 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Author

Viviane Quirke is Wellcome Trust Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Arts and Humanities, Oxford Brookes University, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Studies in the History of Science Technology and Medicine aims to stimulate research in the field, concentrating on the twentieth century. It seeks to contribute to our understanding of science, technology and medicine as they are embedded in society, exploring the links between the subjects on the one hand, and the cultural, economic, political and institutional contexts of their genesis and development on the other. Within this framework, and while not favouring any particular methodological approach, the series welcomes studies which examine relations between science, technology, medicine and society in new ways, e.g. the social construction of technologies, large technical systems.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
MEDICAL / Pharmacy