The dawn of mathematical biology

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  • Daniel Sander Hoffmann (UERGS) UERGS

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Mathematical biophysics, Neural networks, Relational biology.

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In this paper I describe the early development of the so-called mathematical biophysics, as conceived by Nicolas Rashevsky back in the 1920´s, as well as his latter idealization of a “relational biology”. I also underline that the creation of the journal The Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics was instrumental in legitimating the efforts of Rashevsky and his students, and I finally argue that his pioneering efforts, while still largely unacknowledged, were vital for the development of important scientific contributions, most notably the McCulloch-Pitts model of neural networks.

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2015-09-08

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