Picture Control: The Electron Microscope and the Transformation of Biology in America, 1940-1960 (Writing Science) (Paperback)
This first detailed historical treatment of the electron microscope in biology advances an original philosophical argument on the relation of experimental technology to scientific change.
"All too often the history of sciences takes for granted the role of instruments in scientific progress. Picture Control is a welcome and notable exception. . . . The book is rich in historic anecdotes. . . . Rasmussen provides a cogent discussion of introducing a revolutionary instrument into science."—American Zoologist