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Books

Rasmussen N, 2019, Fat in the Fifties America's First Obesity Crisis, Johns Hopkins University Press, https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/fat-fifties

Rasmussen N, 2014, Gene Jockeys: Life Science and the Rise of Biotech Enterprise, hardback (1st), Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA, https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/gene-jockeys

Rasmussen N, 2008, On Speed The Many Lives of Amphetamine, Original, New York University Press, New York and London

2002, Metascience, Rasmussen N, (ed.), Springer

Rasmussen N, 1997, Picture Control: The Electron Microscope and the Transformation of Biology in America, 1940-1960, Original, Stanford University Press, Stanford

Book Chapters

Rasmussen N, 2021, 'Biomedicine and Its Historiography: A Systematic Review', in Handbook of the Historiography of Biology, Springer International Publishing, pp. 195 - 215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90119-0_12

Rasmussen N, 2018, 'Biomedicine and Its Historiography: A Systematic Review', in Dietrich M (ed.), Handbook of the Historiography of Biology, Springer Nature, Switzerland, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74456-8_12-1

Rasmussen N, 2015, 'DNA Technology: ‘Moratorium’ on Use and Asilomar Conference', in , Wiley, pp. 1 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470015902.a0005613.pub2

Rasmussen N, 2014, 'Biology, Industry, and the Cold War', in GENE JOCKEYS: LIFE SCIENCE AND THE RISE OF BIOTECH ENTERPRISE, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS, pp. 9 - 39, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000362435400002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Rasmussen N, 2014, 'Biology's Day at the Races INTRODUCTION', in GENE JOCKEYS: LIFE SCIENCE AND THE RISE OF BIOTECH ENTERPRISE, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS, pp. 1 - +, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000362435400001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Rasmussen N, 2014, 'Epo The Making of the Biotech Blockbuster', in GENE JOCKEYS: LIFE SCIENCE AND THE RISE OF BIOTECH ENTERPRISE, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS, pp. 131 - 159, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000362435400006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Rasmussen N, 2014, 'Growing Pains Commercial Strains on a Way of Life', in GENE JOCKEYS: LIFE SCIENCE AND THE RISE OF BIOTECH ENTERPRISE, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS, pp. 72 - 100, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000362435400004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Rasmussen N, 2014, 'Science, Business, and Medicine in the First Age of Biotech CONCLUSION', in GENE JOCKEYS: LIFE SCIENCE AND THE RISE OF BIOTECH ENTERPRISE, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS, pp. 183 - 191, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000362435400008&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Rasmussen N, 2014, 'The Insulin Trophy', in GENE JOCKEYS: LIFE SCIENCE AND THE RISE OF BIOTECH ENTERPRISE, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS, pp. 40 - 71, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000362435400003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Rasmussen N, 2014, 'The Interferon Derby Markets in Credit, Tournaments of Value', in GENE JOCKEYS: LIFE SCIENCE AND THE RISE OF BIOTECH ENTERPRISE, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS, pp. 101 - 130, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000362435400005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Rasmussen N, 2014, 'tPA The End of the Beginning', in GENE JOCKEYS: LIFE SCIENCE AND THE RISE OF BIOTECH ENTERPRISE, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS, pp. 160 - 182, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000362435400007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Rasmussen N, 2012, 'Goofball Panic: Barbiturates, "Dangerous" and Addictive Drugs, and the Regulation of Medicine in Postwar America', in Greene J; Watkins ES (ed.), Prescribed: Writing, Filling, Using, and Abusing the Prescription in Modern America, edn. Original, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, pp. 23 - 45

Rasmussen N, 2008, 'Amphetamine Epidemics, International', in Kranzler HR; Korsmeyer P (ed.), Encyclopedia of drugs, alcohol & addictive behavior, edn. third, Gale Cengage, pp. 153 - 162

Rasmussen N, 2003, 'Molecular Biology', in Dictionary of American History Third Edition, edn. Original, Charles Scribner`s Sons, New York

Rasmussen N, 2002, 'Innovation in Chemical Separation and Detection Instruments: Reflections on the Role of Research-technology in the History of Science', in Morris P (ed.), From Classical to Modern Chemistry: The Instrumental Revolution, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, pp. 251 - 258, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000180722100014&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Rasmussen N, 2001, 'Biotechnology before the `Biotech revolution`: life scientists, chemists and product development in 1930s-1940s America', in Reinhardt C (ed.), Chemical Sciences in the 20th Century, edn. Original, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, pp. 201 - 227

Rasmussen N; Chalmers A, 2001, 'The role of theory in the use of instruments; or, how much do we need to know about electrons to do science with an election microscope?', in Buchwald JZ; Warwick A (ed.), Histories of the electron: the birth of microphysics, edn. Original, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp. 467 - 502

Journal articles

Rasmussen N, 2021, 'Michel Morange, The Black Box of Biology: A History of the Molecular Revolution, trans. Michael Cobb. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2020. Pp. 528. $45.00. ISBN 9780674281363.', Social History of Medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/shm/hkaa120

Lexchin J; Rasmussen N, 2020, 'The Rise and Fall of the Neurotic Housewife: Patient Sex in Psychotropic Drug Advertising to Physicians 1946–1990', International Journal of Health Services, vol. 50, pp. 292 - 298, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020731420912999

Rasmussen N; Proctor RN, 2019, 'From maverick to mole: John C. Burnham, Tobacco consultant', ISIS, vol. 110, pp. 779 - 783, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/706611

Rasmussen N, 2019, 'Downsizing obesity: On Ancel Keys, the origins of BMI, and the neglect of excess weight as a health hazard in the United States from the 1950s to 1970s', Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, vol. 55, pp. 299 - 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jhbs.21991

Rasmussen N, 2019, 'The Trials of Psychedelic Therapy: LSD Psychotherapy in America', BULLETIN OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE, vol. 93, pp. 286 - 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/bhm.2019.0041

Rasmussen N, 2018, 'Group Weight Loss and Multiple Screening: A Tale of Two Heart Disease Programs in Postwar American Public Health', Bulletin of the History of Medicine, vol. 92, pp. 474 - 505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/bhm.2018.0056

Rasmussen N, 2017, 'Controlling" America’s Opium": Barbiturate Abuse, Pharmaceutical Regulation, and the Politics of Public Health in the Early Postwar United States', Journal of Policy History, vol. 29, pp. 543 - 568, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0898030617000264

Rasmussen N, 2016, 'The Genealogy of a Gene: Patents, HIV/AIDS, and Race.', ISIS, vol. 107, pp. 903 - 905, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/689785

Rasmussen N, 2015, 'Stigma and the addiction paradigm for obesity: Lessons from 1950s America', Addiction, vol. 110, pp. 217 - 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.12774

Rasmussen N, 2015, 'Amphetamine-type stimulants: The early history of their medical and non-medical uses', International Review of Neurobiology, vol. 120, pp. 9 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.irn.2015.02.001

Rasmussen N; Keizers P, 2015, '"History Full Circle: ‘Novel’ Sympathomimetics in Supplements"', Drug Testing and Analysis, vol. 8, pp. 283 - 286, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/dta.1852

Rasmussen N, 2015, 'Amphetamine-Type Stimulants: The Early History of Their Medical and Nonmedical Uses', International Review of Neurobiology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.irn.2015.02.001

Rasmussen N, 2014, 'Psychostimulanzien steigern nicht die kognitive Leistung. Lehren aus der Geschichte.', WestEnd, vol. 2014, pp. 69 - 80, http://www.ifs.uni-frankfurt.de/veroeffentlichungen/westend/

Parr J; Rasmussen N, 2012, 'Making Addicts of the Fat: Obesity, Psychiatry and the ‘Fatties Anonymous’ Model of Self-Help Weight Loss in the Post-War United States', Advances in Medical Sociology, vol. 14, pp. 181 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S1057-6290(2012)0000014012

Rasmussen N, 2012, 'Weight stigma, addiction, science, and the medication of fatness in mid-twentieth century America', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 34, pp. 880 - 895, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9566.2011.01444.x

Rasmussen N, 2011, 'Medical Science and the Military: The Allies’ Use of Amphetamine during World War II', Journal of Interdisciplinary History, vol. 42, pp. 205 - 233, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/JINH_a_00212

Rasmussen N, 2010, 'Maurice Seevers, the stimulants and the political economy of addiction in American biomedicine', Biosocieties: An interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Studies of Life Science, vol. 5, pp. 105 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/biosoc.2009.7

Rasmussen N; Lee K; Bero LA, 2009, 'Association of trial registration with the results and conclusions of published trials of new oncology drugs', Trials, vol. 10, pp. 116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-10-116

Rasmussen N, 2008, 'America`s first amphetamine epidemic 1929-1971 - A quantitative and qualitative retrospective with implications for the present', American Journal of Public Health, vol. 98, pp. 974 - 985, http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2007.110593

Rasmussen N, 2006, 'Lives of a blockbuster drug', Minerva, vol. 44, pp. 229 - 234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11024-006-0008-6

Rasmussen N, 2006, 'Making the first anti-depressant: Amphetamine in American medicine, 1929-1950', Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, vol. 61, pp. 288 - 323, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jhmas/jrj039

Rasmussen N, 2005, 'The drug industry and clinical research in interwar America: Three types of physician collaborator', Bulletin of the History of Medicine, vol. 79, pp. 50 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/bhm.2005.0036

Rasmussen N, 2004, 'The moral economy of the drug company-medical scientist collaboration in interwar America', Social Studies of Science, vol. 34, pp. 161 - 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0306312704042623

Rasmussen N, 2003, 'The creation of psychopharmacology', SOCIAL STUDIES OF SCIENCE, vol. 33, pp. 453 - 458, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/03063127030333008

Rasmussen N, 2003, 'The life of a virus: Tobacco mosaic virus as an experimental model, 1930-1965.', BULLETIN OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE, vol. 77, pp. 221 - 223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/bhm.2003.0032

Rasmussen N, 2002, 'Designs for life - Molecular biolog after world war', SCIENCE, vol. 297, pp. 2000 - 2001, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1076048

Rasmussen N, 2002, 'Of `Small Men`, Big Science and Bigger Business: The Second World War and Biomedical Research in the United States', Minerva: A Review of Science Learning and Policy, vol. 40, pp. 115 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1015760920428

Rasmussen N, 2002, 'Steroids in Arms: Science, Government, Industry, and the Hormones of the Adrenal Cortex in the United States, 1930-1950', Medical History, vol. 46, pp. 299 - 324


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