Item #16039 Nobel Prize Winning Geneticist Barbara McClintock Collection of 24 Rare Offprints and Typed Letter Signed on her Research Trip to Mexico. Barbara McClintock.
Nobel Prize Winning Geneticist Barbara McClintock Collection of 24 Rare Offprints and Typed Letter Signed on her Research Trip to Mexico
Nobel Prize Winning Geneticist Barbara McClintock Collection of 24 Rare Offprints and Typed Letter Signed on her Research Trip to Mexico

Nobel Prize Winning Geneticist Barbara McClintock Collection of 24 Rare Offprints and Typed Letter Signed on her Research Trip to Mexico

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McClintock, Barbara. 24 Rare Offprints. Her work had spanned almost three decades before she was honored for her innovative contributions to global healthcare. Having earned her doctorate from Cornell, McClintock became a specialist in genetics, and she greatly expanded scientists' knowledge of how chromosomes transport genetic information and contribute to heredity. This collection includes 24 very rare offprints of McClintock's published genetic research from 1931-1978. Among the most important titles in this group is her major article "The Origin and Behavior of Mutable Loci in Maize," which laid the groundwork for her research being accepted and widely used in the medical community. The group represents a wide and important range of research, from McClintock's early article "Cytological Observations of Deficiencies Involving Known Genes" (1931), to "Maize Genetics" (1944) and into her advanced research "Mechanisms that Rapidly reorganize the Genome" (1978). Offprints are in good condition with assorted library stamps to covers, as well as librarians' pencil notations. Staple-bound. Some with brown covers, some without covers. Also includes Typed Letter Signed by McClintock discussing "thoughts that have come to me since our last meeting," exchanging the names of some laboratory contacts, and providing contact information for her research trip in Mexico. Modern medicine has made gains in understanding genetic diseases and identifying and treating hereditary illnesses as a result of McClintock's work. To date, only 18 women have been awarded Nobel Prizes in science and medicine. Among these women, Barbara McClintock stands out because of her work's direct impact on improving global healthcare. The Barbara McClintock Papers, American Philosophical Society (Mss.Ms.Coll.79).

Item #16039

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