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Books

Rasmussen N, 2019, Fat in the Fifties America's First Obesity Crisis, Johns Hopkins University Press

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

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, 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, 2014, 'Biology, Industry, and the Cold War', in , 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, 'The Insulin Trophy', in , 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, 'Growing Pains Commercial Strains on a Way of Life', in , 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, 'The Interferon Derby Markets in Credit, Tournaments of Value', in , 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, 'Epo The Making of the Biotech Blockbuster', in , 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, 'tPA The End of the Beginning', in , 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, 2014, 'Science, Business, and Medicine in the First Age of Biotech CONCLUSION', in , 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, 'Biology's Day at the Races INTRODUCTION', in , 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, 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 PJ T (ed.), FROM CLASSICAL TO MODERN CHEMISTRY: THE INSTRUMENTAL REVOLUTION, ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY, IMPERIAL COLL, LONDON, ENGLAND, 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, 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jhbs.21991

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; 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 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, 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, 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, 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/

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

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

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, 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

Rasmussen N, 2001, 'Evolving scientific epistemologies and the artifacts of empirical philosophy of science: A reply concerning mesosomes', BIOLOGY & PHILOSOPHY, vol. 16, pp. 629 - 654, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000171658000003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Rasmussen N, 2001, 'Plant hormones in war and peace:science, industry and government in the development of herbicides in 1940s America', Isis, vol. 92, pp. 291 - 316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/385183

Rasmussen N, 1999, 'The forgotten promise of thiamin: Merck, Caltech biologists, and plant hormones in a 1930s biotechnology project', JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF BIOLOGY, vol. 32, pp. 245 - 261, http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1004635500408

Rasmussen N, 1999, 'What moves when technologies migrate? `Software` and hardware in the transfer of biological electron microscopy to postwar Australia', Technology and Culture, vol. 40, pp. 47 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/tech.1999.0050

Rasmussen N, 1999, 'Mapping the cell: Advent of the thin section and characterization of the ER', Nature Cell Biology, vol. 1, pp. E99 - E101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/12100

Rasmussen N, 1999, 'Mapping the cell: advent of the thin section and characterization of the Endoplasmic Reticulum', Nature Cell Biology, vol. 1, pp. E99 - E101

Rasmussen N, 1997, 'The early history of the electron microscope - German - Qing,L', ISIS, vol. 88, pp. 167 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/383677


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