Mammalian Genome 8,464-466 (1997). ellOllle 9 Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1997 The origins of mouse genetics: beyond the Bussey Institution I. Cold Spring Harbor: The Station for Experimental Evolution and the 'Mouse Club of America' Karen A. Rader* Princeton University, Princeton, N J, USA Received: 7 February 1997 / Accepted: 26 February 1997 Historians, anthropologists, and sociologists remain intrigued by mouse genetics from the mid-1910's through the early 1940s. Out- 'origin myths,' most generally defined as the stories that particular side of the Bussey's safe confines, such work was characterized communities craft and pass on from one generation to the next during this period by relative instability: scattered, isolated work- ers with only enough resources for small-scale specialized studies about the people, places, and things that shaped the earliest con- of particular mutants or strains; a decentralized and therefore figuration of their social group. All mouse geneticists have, at sometimes unreliable communication network; and a general lack some point in their careers, encountered such a story about the history of their field--namely, that its most important beginnings of reliable mutant animal colonies. Workers at CSH, especially are to be found in work of William Ernest Castle (1867-1962), the Clarence
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