Medicine, Science and Merck
Cambridge University Press; 1 number printed at once | January 5, 2004 | ISBN-10: 0521662958 | 314 pages | PDF | 3.3 Mb
P. Roy Vagelos grew up for the time of the Depression as a wise-cracking son of Greek immigrants. He left his tribe's small restaurant to become a medical practitioner and went on to master three professions and change to the Chief Executive Officer of the multinational pharmaceutical cyclops, Merck & Co. Medicine, Science, and Merck follows Vangelos' life from infancy to retirement, from his academic years at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University's Medical School, and Massachusetts General Hospital from one side his professional career at the National Institute of Health, Washington University, and Merck. Throughout, Vagelos not lost touch with his family values, his close desire to help others, and his dependence in the partnership principle and the contest that makes it work. P. Roy Vagelos and Louis Galambos furnish an unusual perspective on working in three chief professions: medicine, science, and business. They take readers intimate the laboratory and boardroom of human being of America's large corporations, analyzing the mistakes and the innovations of Merck. P. Roy Vagelos, M.D. served being of the cl~s who CEO of Merck & Co., Inc. from 1985 to 1994. Before arrogant responsibilities in business leadership, he had won scientific recognition as an authority on lipids and enzymes and in the manner that a research manager. The author of to a greater degree than 100 scientific papers, Vagelos has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. Louis Galambos has written extensively without interrupti~ U.S. business-government relations, up~ the body economic aspects of modern institutional developments and up~ the rise of the bureaucratic represent fully. A professor at Johns Hopkins University, Professor Galambos is the original of several books, including Anytime, Anywhere (Cambridge, 2002).