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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,

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,

Rasmussen N, 2014, 'Biology, Industry, and the Cold War', in , JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS, pp. 9 - 39,

Rasmussen N, 2014, 'The Insulin Trophy', in , JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS, pp. 40 - 71,

Rasmussen N, 2014, 'Growing Pains Commercial Strains on a Way of Life', in , JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS, pp. 72 - 100,

Rasmussen N, 2014, 'The Interferon Derby Markets in Credit, Tournaments of Value', in , JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS, pp. 101 - 130,

Rasmussen N, 2014, 'Epo The Making of the Biotech Blockbuster', in , JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS, pp. 131 - 159,

Rasmussen N, 2014, 'tPA The End of the Beginning', in , JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS, pp. 160 - 182,

Rasmussen N, 2014, 'Science, Business, and Medicine in the First Age of Biotech CONCLUSION', in , JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS, pp. 183 - 191,

Rasmussen N, 2014, 'Biology's Day at the Races INTRODUCTION', in , JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS, pp. 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,

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,

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,

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,

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

Rasmussen N; Keizers P, 2015, '"History Full Circle: ‘Novel’ Sympathomimetics in Supplements"', Drug Testing and Analysis, vol. 8, pp. 283 - 286,

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,

Rasmussen N, 2015, 'Amphetamine-Type Stimulants: The Early History of Their Medical and Nonmedical Uses', International Review of Neurobiology,

Rasmussen N, 2015, 'Stigma and the addiction paradigm for obesity: Lessons from 1950s America', Addiction, vol. 110, pp. 217 - 225,

Rasmussen N, 2014, 'Psychostimulanzien steigern nicht die kognitive Leistung. Lehren aus der Geschichte.', WestEnd, vol. 2014, pp. 69 - 80,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Rasmussen N, 2006, 'Lives of a blockbuster drug', Minerva, vol. 44, pp. 229 - 234,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Rasmussen N, 2003, 'The creation of psychopharmacology', SOCIAL STUDIES OF SCIENCE, vol. 33, pp. 453 - 458,

Rasmussen N, 2002, 'Designs for life - Molecular biolog after world war', SCIENCE, vol. 297, pp. 2000 - 2001,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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

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,

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