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Genesis of the Salk InstituteThe Epic of Its Founders$
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Suzanne Bourgeois

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780520276079

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520276079.001.0001

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A Napoleon from Byzantium

A Napoleon from Byzantium

(p.172) Chapter 12 A Napoleon from Byzantium
Genesis of the Salk Institute

Suzanne Bourgeois

University of California Press

As a result of the 1972 crisis (see chapter 10), Frederic de Hoffmann became president of the institute. His background and the circumstances of his takeover are reviewed, including his grandiose plans to build a space ship—project Orion—at General Atomic. His tenure marked a new era and the end of the institute genesis. To establish his power, de Hoffmann eliminated the authority of Jonas Salk as director, marginalized faculty members who resisted his dictatorship, divided the faculty, and set up a weak board. Some of his untoward deeds eventually turned out to have a positive outcome, however, in particular the creation of the laboratories for peptide biology and plant biology and the return of Francis Crick.

Keywords:   Frederic de Hoffmann, General Atomic, Project Orion, peptide biology, plant biology, Francis Crick

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