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  • Seller image for In Praise of Imperfection. My Life and Work. Translated by Luigi Attardi. SIGNED BY RITA LEVI-MONTALCINI. for sale by Scientia Books, ABAA ILAB

    LEVI-MONTALCINI, Rita

    Published by New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1989., 1989

    Seller: Scientia Books, ABAA ILAB, Arlington, MA, U.S.A.

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    xiii, 220 pp. Original stiff wrappers (this is the paperbound edition). Very Good. The number line on the verso of the title page is 89 90 91 92 MPC 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. SIGNED BY RITA LEVI-MONTALCINI TO NOBEL LAUREATE EDMOND FISCHER: "To Dr. Edmond Fisher [sic]/ with great admiration/ and warmest wishes/ Rita Levi-Montalcini/ January 13. 1993." The inscription is on the dedication page. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1986 was awarded jointly to Stanley Cohen and Rita Levi-Montalcini "for their discoveries of growth factors." "Human beings develop from a single cell that divides to form new cells. These new cells then also further divide and multiply. Little by little, different types of cells with different functions are formed. Rita Levi-Montalcini has contributed to our knowledge of how this process works. In 1952 she succeeded in isolating a substance harvested from tumors in mice that caused vigorous nervous system growth in chicken embryos. The discovery of what are now known as growth factors has provided a deeper understanding of medical problems like deformities, senile dementia, delayed wound healing, and tumor diseases" (Nobel Prize website). ABOUT THE RECIPIENT, NOBEL LAUREATE EDMOND FISCHER: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1992 was awarded jointly to Edmond H. Fischer and Edwin G. Krebs "for their discoveries concerning reversible protein phosphorylation as a biological regulatory mechanism." Since Fischer received the Nobel Prize in December 1992, this copy was given to him by Nobel laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini about one month later, in January 1993.

  • Seller image for In Praise of Imperfection. My Life and Work. Translated by Luigi Attardi. SIGNED BY RITA LEVI-MONTALCINI. for sale by Scientia Books, ABAA ILAB

    LEVI-MONTALCINI, Rita

    Published by New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1988., 1988

    Seller: Scientia Books, ABAA ILAB, Arlington, MA, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. xiii, 220 pp. Original cloth. Very Good, in dust jacket (alas, the dust jacket has been price-clipped, see photo). First Edition in English. The number line on the verso of the title page is 88 89 90 91 HC 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 (see photo). SIGNED BY RITA LEVI-MONTALCINI. The inscription is on the half-title page (see photo). The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1986 was awarded jointly to Stanley Cohen and Rita Levi-Montalcini "for their discoveries of growth factors." "Human beings develop from a single cell that divides to form new cells. These new cells then also further divide and multiply. Little by little, different types of cells with different functions are formed. Rita Levi-Montalcini has contributed to our knowledge of how this process works. In 1952 she succeeded in isolating a substance harvested from tumors in mice that caused vigorous nervous system growth in chicken embryos. The discovery of what are now known as growth factors has provided a deeper understanding of medical problems like deformities, senile dementia, delayed wound healing, and tumor diseases" (Nobel Prize website). Signed by Author(s).