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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, (ed.), 2002, Metascience, Original, 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, 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, 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, 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; Keizers PH J, 2016, '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, vol. 5, pp. 105 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/biosoc.2009.7

Rasmussen N; Lee K; Bero L, 2009, 'Association of trial registration with the results and conclusions of published trials of new oncology drugs', Trials, vol. 10, 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.', Bull Hist Med, 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; an international review devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences, 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 mid-century biophysics bubble: Hiroshima and the biological revolution in America, revisited', HISTORY OF SCIENCE, vol. 35, pp. 245 - 293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/007327539703500301

Rasmussen N, 1997, 'The mid-century biophysics bubble: Hiroshima and the biological revolution in America, revisited', History of Science, vol. 35, pp. 245 - 293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/007327539703500301

Rasmussen N, 1996, 'Making a machine instrumental: RCA and the wartime origins of biological electron microscopy in America, 1940-1945.', Stud Hist Philos Sci, vol. 27, pp. 311 - 349, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11613315

Rasmussen N, 1996, 'Cell fractionation biochemistry and the origins of 'cell biology'.', Trends Biochem Sci, vol. 21, pp. 319 - 321, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8772389

Rasmussen N, 1995, 'Mitochondrial structure and the practice of cell biology in the 1950s.', J Hist Biol, vol. 28, pp. 381 - 429, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11609018

Rasmussen N, 1993, 'Freund's adjuvant and the realization of questions in postwar immunology.', Hist Stud Phys Biol Sci, vol. 23, pp. 337 - 366, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11616240

RASMUSSEN N, 1993, 'FACTS, ARTIFACTS, AND MESOSOMES - PRACTICING EPISTEMOLOGY WITH THE ELECTRON-MICROSCOPE', STUDIES IN HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, vol. 24, pp. 227 - 265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0039-3681(93)90047-N

RASMUSSEN N; GREEN PB, 1993, 'ORGANOGENESIS IN FLOWERS OF THE HOMEOTIC GREEN PISTILLATE MUTANT OF TOMATO (LYCOPERSICON-ESCULENTUM)', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol. 80, pp. 805 - 813, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2445600

RASMUSSEN N, 1991, 'THE DECLINE OF RECAPITULATIONISM IN EARLY 20TH-CENTURY BIOLOGY - DISCIPLINARY CONFLICT AND CONSENSUS ON THE BATTLEGROUND OF THEORY', JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF BIOLOGY, vol. 24, pp. 51 - 89, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1991FG31400003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Rasmussen N, 1987, 'A new model of developmental constraints as applied to the Drosophila system.', J Theor Biol, vol. 127, pp. 271 - 299, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3431126


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