Baltimore, David


1938–American ‐born biologist who shared a Nobel Prize in 1975 for the discovery of reverse transcriptase.

Keywords: viruses; immunology; cancer; AIDS

Figure 1.

David Baltimore (1938–).


Further Reading

Baltimore D (1976) Viruses, polymerases and cancer. Les Prix Nobel en 1975, pp. 152–167. Stockholm: Imprimerie Royale PA Norstedt & Söner.

Baltimore D (1978) Limiting science: a biologist's perspective. Limits of Scientific Inquiry: Daedalus 107 (Spring): 37–46.

Baltimore D (1989) Baltimore's travels. Issues in Science and Technology 5(4): 48–54.

Cook‐Deegan R (1994) The Gene Wars: Science, Politics, and the Human Genome. New York: WW Norton.

Fox DM, Meldrum M and Rezak I (eds) (1990) Nobel Laureates in Medicine or Physiology. New York: Garland.

Hotz RL (1997) Biomedicine's bionic man. Los Angeles Times Magazine, Sept. 28, 10–12, 34.

Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences (1986) Confronting AIDS: Directions for Public Health, Health Care, and Research. Washington DC: National Academy Press.

Kevles DJ (1998) The Baltimore Case: A Trial of Politics, Science, and Character. New York: WW Norton.

Watson JD and Tooze J (1981) The DNA Story: A Documentary History of Gene Cloning. San Francisco: WH Freeman.

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Kevles, Daniel J(Jan 2003) Baltimore, David. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002351]