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J.B.S. Haldane (1892–1964)

J.B.S. Haldane was born on November 5, 1892 as John Burdon Sanderson Haldane. He was a writer, known for The Smoke Menace (1937), Jackanory (1965) and Experiments in the Revival of Organisms (1940). He was married to Helen Spurway and Charlotte Franken. He died on December 1, 1964. See full bio »



(age 72)

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Known For

The Smoke Menace
Jackanory Writer


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 1971 Jackanory (TV Series) (book - 5 episodes)
 1937 The Smoke Menace (Documentary short) (commentary writer)
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 1940 Experiments in the Revival of Organisms (Documentary short)
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 2008 The Good Heart Attack (Documentary short)

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Professor J.B.S. Haldane F.R.S.

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His ideas regarding artificial wombs, ectogenesis, and ectogens have influenced a number of works of science fiction, including his friend Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World (1932) and the movie Embryo (1976).

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