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Catalog Number 91.0001.185
Object Name Stirrer
Title Helical Stirrer
Description Glass rod twisted into a double helix (one twist) and ending in a flattened paddle. "27" handwritten on it.
Collection Wilton Earle Collection
Accession number 91.0001.185
Caption Helical Stirrer
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.