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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

Zetter BR; Rasmussen N; Brown L, 1985, 'An in vivo assay for chemoattractant activity.', Lab Invest, vol. 53, pp. 362 - 368, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3162062


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