Human and Mammalian Cytogenetics

An Historical Perspective

  • T. C. Hsu

Part of the Heidelberg Science Library book series (HSL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. T. C. Hsu
    Pages 1-3
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    Pages 25-30
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    Pages 38-44
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    Pages 58-63
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    Pages 64-70
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  22. Back Matter
    Pages 165-186

About this book


The history of science is mostly written retrospec­ tively, a generation or two after the actual events being discussed. Science historians are now analyzing and evaluating the origins of evolutionary and genetical theory in the nineteenth century and a sort of "Darwin industry" seems to have grown up. A history of mammalian cytogenetics by one of the main participants is, hence, a very welcome change, since it has a vividness, an immediacy and a personal flavor which these scholarly tomes and the official biog­ raphies of scientists mostly lack. The life of the author, Chinese-born, T. C. Hsu, has been a romantic and color­ ful one, and he is himself a unique personality, so that his book is a very unusual blend of reminiscences, history of his special field (which has transformed human genetics) and wise comments on the mistakes made along the way. The best qualities of a very fine Chinese mind have contributed to Dr. Hsu's career, including this book. Those qualities (which seem to me especially Chinese) include a kind of transparent honesty, a very direct em­ pirical approach to problems and superb technical ability.


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Authors and affiliations

  • T. C. Hsu
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Cell Biology, M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute Texas Medical CenterThe University of Texas System Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-90364-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-6159-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0073-1595
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