Russian Journal of Developmental Biology, Vol. 36, No. 6, 2005, pp. 390–401. Translated from Ontogenez, Vol. 36, No. 6, 2005, pp. 465–478. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2005 by Browder, Korzh. HISTORY OF SCIENCE Boris Balinsky: Ride a Storm, Study Life, Write a Book I am honored to have been asked to prepare a for- able person whose life was affected quite dramatically ward to the delightful article on Dr. Balinsky written by by the major events and forces of the Twentieth Cen- Vladimir Korzh. Like many of my contemporaries, tury. Those of us who have lived in afﬂuent countries Balinsky’s textbook, An Introduction to Embryology, that have not been affected directly by war and revolu- created for me the foundation that still underpins my tion often forget how privileged we have been. To understanding of embryonic development. In turn, I achieve so much in either science or the arts in the face used later editions of the book as the textbook in the of great odds is so much more remarkable. This is developmental biology course that I taught. A good indeed the stuff of high drama. textbook is a knowledge bank that provides the founda- (The text
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