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Catalog Number 91.0001.204
Object Name Tube, Culture
Title Membrane Making Tube, 70 ml
Description Glass tube. Blue graduation line labeled "70 ml." Masking tape over the top.
Collection Wilton Earle Collection
Accession number 91.0001.204
Caption Membrane Making Tube, 70 ml
Catalog date 2007-07-12
Catalog type History
Provenance Dr. Wilton Earle pioneered processes for growing cells in culture during the 1930-1950s to study how cells become cancerous. He developed a three-dimensional culture containing multi-layered cellophane sheets or glass helices for growing clones of a single cell. From "Dr. Earle, World Expert on Tissue Culture, Dies. Served NCI Since 1937," NIH Record, June 16, 1964, page 7: "Dr. Earle made many significant contributiions to the development of tissue culture science and technology. His contributions were outstanding in improving tissue culture techniques and in advancing the purposes for which long-term, large-scale cell culture could be used in medical research, specifically in cancer research. He was a pioneer in demonstrating that carcinogenesis occurs in vitro."
Number of images 1
Updated 2012-09-19
Condition Very Good
Organizations NIH, NCI, Tissue Culture Section
Buildings Building 6
NIH Property # none
Old NIH Property # none
Serial # none
People Earle, Wilton Robinson
Sanford, Katherine H.