The Challenge of Life

Biomedical Progress and Human Values

  • Editors
  • Robert M. Kunz
  • Hans Fehr

Part of the Experientia Supplementum book series (EXS, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-12
  2. Proceedings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-18
    2. Adolf Walter Jann, Alfred Pletscher, Lord Todd
      Pages 19-32
    3. Philip Handler, Salvador E. Luria, Joshua Lederberg, Niels K. Jerne, Seymour S. Kety
      Pages 33-78
    4. René König, Alfred Sauvy, Pierre Pichot, Margaret Mead, Jürgen Moltmann, Avram Goldstein
      Pages 79-115
    5. Jan Waldenström, Jeanne Hersch, Bernard Barber, Arnold Burgen, Charles A. Berry, Kenneth J. Arrow et al.
      Pages 117-182
    6. Lord Todd, Adolf Walter Jann
      Pages 183-220
  3. Papers and Curricula of the Active Participants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-223
    2. Papers

      1. Joshua Lederberg
        Pages 231-245
      2. Avram Goldstein
        Pages 335-344
      3. Bernard Barber, John Lally, Julia Makarushka, Daniel Sullivan
        Pages 357-373
      4. Arnold Burgen
        Pages 374-378
      5. Lord Zuckerman
        Pages 421-440
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 441-456

About this book


In the autumn of 1971 F. Hoffmann-La Roche & Co. Ltd in Basel celebrated their 75th anniversary. The company was one of the first in the chemical industry to concentrate from the beginning on pharmaceuticals. Step by step new activi­ ties were taken up, but all within the frontiers of biology. During the 75 years of Roche the research division has become by far the largest department in the company, with basic research assuming an increasingly important part in it. For this reason Roche cannot but feel a share of res pons i­ bility towards the many problems raised by biomedical progress. Hence, the idea of celebrating the anniversary along conventional lines could not be seriously entertained. The occasion was to show Roche at work. A special kind of work certainly, breaking away from the daily routine into the sphere offree communi­ cation with thinking people outside the purview of the company's usual tasks.


basic research research work

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Basel 1972
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Basel
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-0348-5866-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-0348-5864-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1023-294X
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