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ISRAEL MICHAEL LERNER
Pages 166-175

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... He excellec! in teaching at all levels, from providing nonscientists with realistic concepts of science and its importance in making policy decisions regarding the future of society, to teaching acivancec!
From page 168...
... Thus, when at age 12, my home education gave way to school attendance, much of my education was by specialists in University subjects, rather than by secondary school pedagogues thus I was exposed to political economy, philosophy, literary criticism and history at a much younger age than most of my contemporaries from elsewhere. However, although letters, humanities and social sciences were taught by former University professors in the Harbin schools, this was not the case in the natural sciences.
From page 169...
... My father's finances suffered such severe reverses as a result of the revolution that, instead of several tutors, my sister and I were sent to schools, private because public schools were only at the primary level. Piano lessons, and for a very short time drawing lessons (for which I exhibited absolutely no talent)
From page 170...
... He lent me money to pay tuition and often, when the Department budget was strained, paid me out of his own pocket for the work I was doing. It was to him that I owed my determination not only to enter into an academic career, but to do so specifically in the field of Genetics (I had no inkling that he would move to Davis and I would one day become his fellow staff member in the Poultry Department at the University of California)
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... the Department of Genetics at Berkeley, adopting the common flour beetle as an experimental organism more suitable for his new purposes and carried out many exquisitely designed competition experiments. He shower!
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... most, in aciclition to membership in the National Academy of Sciences, were election to the American AcacIemy of Arts en c! Sciences, to the vice-presiclency of the American Society of Naturalists, as a foreign member of the Florentine Academia clef Georgofili, en c!
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... support, all greatly appreciated, throughout the forty years of their marriage. I first met Michael Lerner in Berkeley, probably in 1939 or 1940, when I was an unclergracluate student on the Davis campus of the University of California.
From page 174...
... The terminology of relative growth rates. Nature 146:618.
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... 1950 Population Genetics and Animal Improvement. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


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