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A Martian Stranded on EarthAlexander Bogdanov, Blood Transfusions, and Proletarian Science$
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Nikolai Krementsov

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226454122

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226454146.001.0001

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Lessons and Legacies

Lessons and Legacies

A Martian on Earth

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A Martian Stranded on Earth
University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the multiple legacies Alexander Bogdanov bequeathed to Soviet science. It highlights the importance of his proletarian science in providing foundation for much of Soviet science policy for years to come. This chapter argues that Bogdanov was truly a singular phenomenon very much like the “Martian stranded on Earth” identity he used to disguise himself in one of his poems. It also suggests that Bogdanov's life story puts into sharp relief the particularities of the interplay among the three revolutions that shaped the development of biomedical sciences in interwar Russia.

Keywords:   Alexander Bogdanov, Soviet science, proletarian science, Martian stranded on Earth, revolutions, biomedical sciences, Russia

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