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Dr Robert G W Kirk



Davies, G., Greenhough, B. J., Hobson-West, P., Kirk, R., Applebee , K., Bellingan, L. C., & Johnson et al, A. (2016). Developing a Collaborative Agenda for Humanities and Social Scientific Research on Laboratory Animal Science and Welfare. PLoS One., 11(7), [e0158791]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158791. Publication link: dfd11d3f-3baf-4808-925b-ba5386eba8d3
Kirk, R. G. W. (2016). Care in the Cage: Materializing Moral Economies of Animal Care in the Biomedical Sciences, c. 1945-. In K. Bjørkdahl, & T. Druglitrø (Eds.), Animal Housing and Human–Animal Relations Politics, Practices and Infrastructures. Routledge. . Publication link: c1549f74-dbf1-4742-b11b-b33c0035538f
Kirk, R. G. W. (2016). The Birth of the Laboratory Animal: Biopolitics, Animal Experimentation, and Animal Wellbeing. In M. Chrulew, & D. J. Wadiwel (Eds.), Foucault and Animals. (pp. 191-221). [8] (Human-Animal Studies; Vol. 8).. Publication link: b66bd39d-6181-4c2d-9bd2-89db6903e45b
Kirk, R. G. W., Cantor, D. (Ed.), & Ramsden, E. (Ed.) (2014). The Invention of the "Stressed Animal" and the Development of a Science of Animal Welfare, 1947-86. In Stress, Shock, and Adaptation in the Twentieth Century. (1 ed., pp. 241-263). Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press. . Publication link: 3c2d1ae9-0ee4-4214-895f-8ee4a46fe689
Kirk, R. G. W. (2014). In dogs we trust? Intersubjectivity, response-able relations, and the making of mine detector dogs. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 50(1), 1-36. DOI: 10.1002/jhbs.21642. Publication link: 4c2a553b-d8b5-4577-828b-e28f20e2d21f
Druglitrø, T., & Kirk, R. G. W. (2014). Building transnational bodies: Norway and the international development of laboratory animal science, ca. 1956-1980. Science in Context, 27(2), 333-357. DOI: 10.1017/S026988971400009X. Publication link: 64ff10f5-69cc-43aa-87d6-64a040b29538
Kirk, R. G. W., & Pemberton, N. (2013). Leech. (Animal). London: Reaktion.. Publication link: 86d08d76-f9ae-4274-94f3-5a80cc4caaaa
Kirk, R. G. W. (2012). "Standardization through mechanization": Germ-Free life and the engineering of the ideal laboratory animal. Technology and Culture, 53(1), 61-93. DOI: 10.1353/tech.2012.0025. Publication link: 2cec17c5-a511-4eb4-897d-b51eb1f52fa3
Kirk, R. G. W. (2012). "Life in a germ-free world": Isolating life from the laboratory animal to the bubble boy. Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 86(2), 237-275. DOI: 10.1353/bhm.2012.0028. Publication link: feef1bfe-1a59-42c0-b827-2125bb96935d | PubMed:23000838
Condrau, F., & Kirk, R. G. W. (2011). Negotiating hospital infections: The debate between ecological balance and eradication strategies in british hospitals, 1947-1969. Dynamis, 31(2), 385-405. DOI: 10.4321/S0211-95362011000200007. Publication link: 02ce3b60-3736-4e80-a1b3-2787842c7871
Kirk, R. G. W., & Pemberton, N. (2011). Re-imagining bleeders: The medical Leech in the nineteenth century bloodletting encounter. Medical History, 55(3), 355-360. DOI: Publication link: ecb21fad-357e-4098-a3b2-f3a002b38852
Kirk, R. G. W. (2010). A brave new animal for a brave new world the British laboratory animals bureau and the constitution of international standards of laboratory animal production and use, circa 1947-1968. Isis, 101(1), 62-94. DOI: 10.1086/652689. Publication link: f67c3b0e-4539-4d8d-be33-ce87da2c434f | PubMed:20575490
Kirk, R. G. W. (2009). Between the clinic and the laboratory: Ethology and pharmacology in the work of Michael Robin Alexander chance, c.1946-1964. Medical History, 53(4), 513-536. DOI: 10.1017/S0025727300000533. Publication link: d75e43b7-c37b-4a40-8297-b83b64c7e788 | PubMed:19876512
Kirk, R. G. W. (2008). 'Wanted-standard guinea pigs': standardisation and the experimental animal market in Britain ca. 1919-1947. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C :Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 39(3), 280-291. DOI: 10.1016/j.shpsc.2008.06.002. Publication link: 0afeb7d1-a0d8-4f9b-a7b7-c7419f527069
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