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Alexis Carrel was a French surgeon and biologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912 for pioneering vascular suturing techniques. He invented the first perfusion pump with Charles A. Lindbergh opening the way to organ transplantation. Like many intellectuals before World War II he promoted eugenics. He was a regent for the French Foundation for the Study of Human Problems during Vichy France which implemented the eugenics policies there; his association with the Foundation led to investigations of collaborating with the Nazis but no conclusions were reached by the investigations. He faced constant media attacks towards the end of his life over his alleged involvement with the Nazis.

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Google previewBiographical Dictionary of the History of Technology (2002)

by Lance Day, Ian McNeil

Soupault, 1952, Alexis Carrel.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research (2015)

by Eric E. Bouhassira

Alexis Carrel contributed the most to modernday plant and animal culturing techniques. The technique follows the simple principle that stem cells will successfully proliferate outside the original organism if provided with optimum growth conditions and appropriate nutrition. Technological development has allowed the enhancement of the efficiency and feasibility of the practice by allowing gene modification using bacterial plasmids or vectors and viral gene guns. Animal and plant ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology (2005)

by Colin Hempstead, William Worthington

The idea of growing tissues or even whole organs,which had been pursuedby Alexis Carrel ...

Google previewIslam: A Worldwide Encyclopedia [4 volumes] (2017)

by Cenap Çakmak

Previously, this field had been dominated by a French physician, Alexis Carrel, ...

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

Chemistry Victor Grignard // Paul Sabatier Literature Gerhart Hauptmann Med/Phys Alexis Carrel Peace Elihu Root Physics Nils Gustaf Dalén 1911 Chemistry Marie Curie Literature Maurice Maeterlinck Med/Phys Allvar Gullstrand Peace Tobias Michael Carel Asser // Alfred Hermann Fried Physics Wilhelm Wiench 1910 Chemistry Otto Wallach Literature Paul J. L. Heyse Med/Phys Albrecht Kossel Peace Permanent International Peace Bureau Physics Johannes Diderik Van Der ...

Google previewThe Little Giant Encyclopedia of Inspirational Quotes (2005)

by Wendy Toliver

Alexis Carrel Keep breathing. — Sophie Tucker This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God. — Walt Whitman Eutrapelia. "A happy and gracious flexibility," Pericles calls this quality of the Athenians . . . lucidity of thought, cleanness and propriety of language, freedom from prejudice and freedom from ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York City (2010)

Second Edition by Kenneth T. Jackson, Lisa Keller, Nancy Flood

been associated with the institution, among them Alexis Carrel, Karl Landsteiner, Peyton Rous, Fritz Lipmann, Joshua Lederberg, David Baltimore, and Paul Greengard. Other prominent scientists who have worked there include Rebecca Lancefield, Hideyo Noguchi, Louise Pierce, Oswald Avery, and René Dubos. The university and its hospital have been the site of important developments and research in diverse areas, including human blood groups, antibiotics, viral cancers, DNA ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

(After Alexis Carrel.) Carrel's treatment Surgery, a process for treating wounds that involves exposing the wound, removing all foreign material and dental- ized tissue, cleansing meticulously, and irrigating repeatedly with a dilute sodium hypochlorite solution, while protecting the adjacent skin with petrolatum gauze. Also, Carrel-Dakin treatment. (After Alexis Carrel and Henry Dakin, American chemist, 1880-1952.) car retarder Engineering, a device for reducing or controlling the speed ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica Almanac 2010 (2010)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Ehrlich Élie Metchnikoff Emil Theodor Kocher Albrecht Kossel Allvar Gullstrand Alexis Carrel Charles Richet Robert Bárány Jules Bordet August Krogh A.V. Hill Otto Meyerhof Frederick G. Banting J.J.R. Macleod Willem Einthoven Johannes Fibiger Julius Wagner-Jauregg Charles-Jules-Henri Nicolle Christiaan Eijkman Frederick Gowland Hopkins Karl Landsteiner Otto Warburg Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian (of Cambridge) Charles Scott Sherrington Thomas Hunt Morgan ...

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Alexis Carrel

Dr. Alexis Carrel

Bain News Service,, publisher.

Dr. Alexis Carrel

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

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To accomplish our destiny it is not enough to merely guard prudently against road accidents. We must also cover before nightfall the distance assigned to each of us. (Alexis Carrel)
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