U.S.A.: Companies, Data And Analysis
Mark Dibner;
Stockton Press; New York
352 pages; $175

Neurobiologist Mark Dibner from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center has assembled a wealth of information on 360 U.S. biotechnology companies. The guide includes sections on their financing, personnel, patents, partnerships, R&D budgets, and areas of interest.


Council on Health Care
National Academy Press;
592 pages; $250

Put out by an arm of the Institute of Medicine, this new directory profiles 68 programs involved in assessing the effectiveness, safety, and impact of medical technologies. More than 3,000 citations of reports from those programs. are organized by source and again by subject.


Frances W. Zweifel
University of Chicago Press;

1 60 pages; $27 (hardback);
$9.95 (paperback)

This practical guide advises biologists on planning, producing, and even mailing clear and tidy charts, graphs, maps, and biological illustrations. A whole chapter is devoted to...

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