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About MethodExperimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

Jutta Schickore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226449982
eISBN:
9780226450049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450049.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically is a long-term history of scientists’ methodological discussions about experimentation in the life sciences. It ... More

Accident ProneA History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age

Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age

John C. Burnham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081175
eISBN:
9780226081199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081199.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Technology demands uniformity from human beings who encounter it. People encountering technology, however, differ from one another. Thinkers in the early twentieth century, observing the awful ... More

Aesthetic ScienceRepresenting Nature in the Royal Society of London, 1650-1720

Aesthetic Science: Representing Nature in the Royal Society of London, 1650-1720

Alexander Wragge-Morley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226680729
eISBN:
9780226681054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226681054.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The scientists affiliated with the early Royal Society of London have long been regarded as forerunners of modern empiricism, rejecting the symbolic and moral goals of Renaissance natural history in ... More

After the MapCartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century

After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century

William Rankin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226339368
eISBN:
9780226339535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226339535.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Over the last several decades, paper maps have been gradually displaced by new electronic navigation systems like GPS. For many geographic tasks, the map’s familiar god’s-eye view from nowhere has ... More

Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Tara Nummedal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226608563
eISBN:
9780226608570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608570.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What distinguished the true alchemist from the fraud? This question animated the lives and labors of the common men—and occasionally women—who made a living as alchemists in the sixteenth- and ... More

Alchemy Tried in the FireStarkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry

Alchemy Tried in the Fire: Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry

William R. Newman and Lawrence M. Principe

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226577111
eISBN:
9780226577050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577050.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What actually took place in the private laboratory of a mid-seventeenth-century alchemist? How did he direct his quest after the secrets of Nature? What instruments and theoretical principles did he ... More

American SunshineDiseases of Darkness and the Quest for Natural Light

American Sunshine: Diseases of Darkness and the Quest for Natural Light

Daniel Freund

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226262819
eISBN:
9780226262833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226262833.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the second half of the nineteenth century, American cities began to go dark. Hulking new buildings overspread blocks, pollution obscured the skies, and glass and smog screened out the ... More

Androids in the EnlightenmentMechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self

Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self

Adelheid Voskuhl

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226034027
eISBN:
9780226034331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226034331.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The eighteenth century saw the creation of a number of remarkable mechanical androids: at least ten prominent automata were built between 1735 and 1810 by clockmakers, court mechanics, and other ... More

Appetite and Its DiscontentsScience, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750-1950

Appetite and Its Discontents: Science, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750-1950

Elizabeth A. Williams

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226692999
eISBN:
9780226693187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693187.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores contemporary worries over eating through the lens of the history of science and medicine. It shows how appetite, once a matter of personal inclination and everyday life, from ... More

The Ascent of AffectGenealogy and Critique

The Ascent of Affect: Genealogy and Critique

Ruth Leys

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226488424
eISBN:
9780226488738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488738.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book analyzes the conflicting paradigms and interpretations that have governed the study of the emotions from the 1960s to the present. It seems obvious to the majority of today's researchers ... More

Atoms and AlchemyChymistry and the Experimental Origins of the Scientific Revolution

Atoms and Alchemy: Chymistry and the Experimental Origins of the Scientific Revolution

William R. Newman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226576961
eISBN:
9780226577036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577036.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Since the Enlightenment, alchemy has been viewed as a sort of antiscience, disparaged by many historians as a form of lunacy that impeded the development of rational chemistry. But this book exposes ... More

Back To the BreastNatural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America

Back To the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America

Jessica Martucci

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288031
eISBN:
9780226288178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288178.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Breastfeeding rates in America fell throughout the 1950s and 1960s before beginning to climb again in the 1970s. This work argues that the development of an ideology of natural motherhood preceded ... More

Baroque Science

Baroque Science

Ofer Gal and Raz Chen-Morris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923987
eISBN:
9780226923994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923994.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book presents a radically new perspective on the study of early modern science. Instead of the triumph of reason and rationality and the celebration of the discoveries and breakthroughs of the ... More

Before NatureCuneiform Knowledge and the History of Science

Before Nature: Cuneiform Knowledge and the History of Science

Francesca Rochberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226406138
eISBN:
9780226406275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226406275.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Before the concept of nature took shape across the long history of European and Islamic natural philosophy and science, for an equally long period beginning in the early second millennium B.C.E. a ... More

Before VoltaireThe French Origins of "Newtonian" Mechanics, 1680-1715

Before Voltaire: The French Origins of "Newtonian" Mechanics, 1680-1715

J.B. Shank

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226509297
eISBN:
9780226509327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509327.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A pervasive understanding holds that the foundation of calculus-based mathematical physics was laid by Issac Newton in his epochal treatise Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica of 1687. In ... More

Behind Closed DoorsIRBs and the Making of Ethical Research

Behind Closed Doors: IRBs and the Making of Ethical Research

Laura Stark

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226770864
eISBN:
9780226770888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226770888.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Although the subject of federally mandated institutional review boards (IRBs) has been extensively debated, we do not know much about what takes place when they convene. The story of how IRBs work ... More

Biological IndividualityIntegrating Scientific, Philosophical, and Historical Perspectives

Biological Individuality: Integrating Scientific, Philosophical, and Historical Perspectives

Scott Lidgard and Lynn K. Nyhart (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226446318
eISBN:
9780226446592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226446592.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book provides an interdisciplinary exploration of biological individuality, by identifying leading and less familiar perceptions of individuality, what they are good for, and in what contexts. ... More

Biology and Ideology from Descartes to Dawkins

Biology and Ideology from Descartes to Dawkins

Denis R. Alexander and Ronald L. Numbers (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226608402
eISBN:
9780226608426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608426.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Over the course of human history, the sciences in general and biology in particular have often been manipulated to cause immense human suffering. For example, biology has been used to justify eugenic ... More

Bitter RootsThe Search for Healing Plants in Africa

Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa

Abena Dove Osseo-Asare

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085524
eISBN:
9780226086163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226086163.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Bitter Roots is a history of drug discovery from plants across different African countries. It reconsiders the history of pharmaceutical patents, biopiracy, and bioprospecting to show that African ... More

Blood RelationsTransfusion and the Making of Human Genetics

Blood Relations: Transfusion and the Making of Human Genetics

Jenny Bangham

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226739977
eISBN:
9780226740171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226740171.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Blood Relations explores the relationships between mid-century blood transfusion and the development of human genetics. It focuses on Britain, which established its first national transfusion service ... More

Bodies in FluxScientific Methods for Negotiating Medical Uncertainty

Bodies in Flux: Scientific Methods for Negotiating Medical Uncertainty

Christa Teston

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226450520
eISBN:
9780226450834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450834.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Uncertainty in cancer care is mitigated, albeit only in part, through medical evidence. But not all evidences are equally persuasive. What materials and methods, therefore, make some medical ... More

Bounding BiomedicineEvidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Colleen Derkatch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226345840
eISBN:
9780226345987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226345987.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book investigates scientific studies of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as episodes of scientific boundary work that shift, and then seek to fix, the boundaries between what counts ... More

British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment

British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment

Jan Golinski

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226302058
eISBN:
9780226302065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226302065.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Enlightenment inquiries into the weather sought to impose order on a force that had the power to alter human life and social conditions. This book reveals how a new sense of the national climate ... More

Cancer on TrialOncology as a New Style of Practice

Cancer on Trial: Oncology as a New Style of Practice

Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226428918
eISBN:
9780226428932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428932.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Until the early 1960s, cancer treatment consisted primarily of surgery and radiation therapy. Most practitioners then viewed the treatment of terminally ill cancer patients with heroic courses of ... More

Cartographies of Travel and Navigation

Cartographies of Travel and Navigation

James R. Akerman (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226010748
eISBN:
9780226010786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010786.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Finding one's way with a map is a relatively recent phenomenon. In premodern times, maps were used, if at all, mainly for planning journeys in advance, not for guiding travelers on the road. With the ... More

Catastrophic ThinkingExtinction and the Value of Diversity from Darwin to the Anthropocene

Catastrophic Thinking: Extinction and the Value of Diversity from Darwin to the Anthropocene

David Sepkoski

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226348612
eISBN:
9780226354613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354613.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

We live in an age in which we are repeatedly reminded—by scientists, by the media, by popular culture—of the looming threat of mass extinction. We’re told that human activity is currently producing a ... More

A Century of NatureTwenty-One Discoveries that Changed Science and the World

A Century of Nature: Twenty-One Discoveries that Changed Science and the World

Laura Garwin and Tim Lincoln (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226284132
eISBN:
9780226284163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284163.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Many of the scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century were first reported in the journal Nature. This book brings together in one volume Nature's greatest hits—reproductions of seminal ... More

Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform

Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform

Carin Berkowitz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226280394
eISBN:
9780226280424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280424.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book follows the path of Charles Bell’s professional life in London. At the same time, chapters are organized so as to move through the different spaces in which medical teaching was done in ... More

Climate in MotionScience, Empire, and the Problem of Scale

Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale

Deborah R. Coen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226398822
eISBN:
9780226555027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226555027.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Today, predicting the impact of human activities on the earth’s climate hinges on tracking interactions among phenomena of radically different dimensions, from the molecular to the planetary. Climate ... More

Collecting ExperimentsMaking Big Data Biology

Collecting Experiments: Making Big Data Biology

Bruno J. Strasser

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634999
eISBN:
9780226635187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226635187.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book traces the development and use of data collections, especially in the experimental life sciences, from the early twentieth century to the present. It shows that the current "big data" ... More

Colonial MadnessPsychiatry in French North Africa

Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa

Richard C. Keller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226429724
eISBN:
9780226429779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429779.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Nineteenth-century French writers and travelers imagined Muslim colonies in North Africa to be realms of savage violence, lurid sexuality, and primitive madness. This book traces the genealogy and ... More

A Contagious CauseThe American Hunt for Cancer Viruses and the Rise of Molecular Medicine

A Contagious Cause: The American Hunt for Cancer Viruses and the Rise of Molecular Medicine

Robin Wolfe Scheffler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226458892
eISBN:
9780226628400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226628400.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A Contagious Cause follows the American hunt for human cancer viruses throughout the twentieth century, an effort whose scale exceeded that of the Human Genome Project. Today, viral infection is ... More

Contested MedicineCancer Research and the Military

Contested Medicine: Cancer Research and the Military

Gerald Kutcher

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226465319
eISBN:
9780226465333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465333.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the 1960s, University of Cincinnati radiologist Eugene Saenger infamously conducted human experiments on patients with advanced cancer to examine how total body radiation could treat the disease. ... More

Contesting Medical ConfidentialityOrigins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany

Contesting Medical Confidentiality: Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany

Andreas-Holger Maehle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226404820
eISBN:
9780226404967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226404967.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Privacy and medical confidentiality are currently issues of considerable public concern, especially regarding the management and sharing of patient information in health databases. This book for the ... More

The Courtiers' AnatomistsAnimals and Humans in Louis XIV's Paris

The Courtiers' Anatomists: Animals and Humans in Louis XIV's Paris

Anita Guerrini

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226247663
eISBN:
9780226248332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248332.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores the role of dissection and of animals in the development of experimental methods in seventeenth-century science in the city of Paris between 1643 and 1715. Science was embedded in ... More

The Crafting of the 10,000 ThingsKnowledge and Technology in Seventeenth-Century China

The Crafting of the 10,000 Things: Knowledge and Technology in Seventeenth-Century China

Dagmar Schafer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226735849
eISBN:
9780226735856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226735856.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The last decades of the Ming dynasty, though plagued by chaos and destruction, saw a significant increase in publications that examined advances in knowledge and technology. Among the numerous guides ... More

Creating a Physical BiologyThe Three-Man Paper and Early Molecular Biology

Creating a Physical Biology: The Three-Man Paper and Early Molecular Biology

Phillip R. Sloan and Brandon Fogel (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226767826
eISBN:
9780226762777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226762777.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1935 geneticist Nikolai Timoféeff-Ressovsky, radiation physicist Karl G. Zimmer, and quantum physicist Max Delbrück published “On the Nature of Gene Mutation and Gene Structure,” known ... More

The Cuban CureReason and Resistance in Global Science

The Cuban Cure: Reason and Resistance in Global Science

S. M. Reid-Henry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709178
eISBN:
9780226709192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709192.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

After Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, his second declaration, after socialism, was that Cuba would become a leader in international science. In biotechnology he would be proven right and, today, ... More

Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

Evelleen Richards

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436906
eISBN:
9780226437064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437064.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book offers the first comprehensive history of the formulation of Darwin’s principle of sexual selection. It locates Darwin's sources and conceptual pathways in their social and cultural ... More

Darwin's Evolving IdentityAdventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation

Darwin's Evolving Identity: Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation

Alistair Sponsel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523118
eISBN:
9780226523255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523255.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book offers a new explanation for Charles Darwin’s apparent caution in publishing On the Origin of Species, which appeared more than two decades after he privately developed his first theories ... More

Departing from DevianceA History of Homosexual Rights and Emancipatory Science in America

Departing from Deviance: A History of Homosexual Rights and Emancipatory Science in America

Henry L. Minton

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530437
eISBN:
9780226304458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304458.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The struggle to remove the stigma of sickness surrounding same-sex love has a long history. In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its diagnostic classification of ... More

The Disordered Police StateGerman Cameralism as Science and Practice

The Disordered Police State: German Cameralism as Science and Practice

Andre Wakefield Wakefield

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226870205
eISBN:
9780226870229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226870229.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Probing the relationship between German political economy and everyday fiscal administration, this book focuses on the cameral sciences—a peculiarly German body of knowledge designed to train state ... More

Doctoring TraditionsAyurveda, Small Technologies, and Braided Sciences

Doctoring Traditions: Ayurveda, Small Technologies, and Braided Sciences

Projit Bihari Mukharji

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226381794
eISBN:
9780226381824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226381824.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The book explores the therapeutic change that transformed precolonial Kobiraji medicine into modern Ayurveda in the period between 1870 and 1930 in Bengal. The therapeutic change, the book argues, ... More

Documenting the WorldFilm, Photography, and the Scientific Record

Documenting the World: Film, Photography, and the Scientific Record

Gregg Mitman and Kelley Wilder (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226129112
eISBN:
9780226129259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129259.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Imagine the twentieth century without photography and film. Its history would be absent of images that define historical moments and generations: the death camps of Auschwitz, the assassination of ... More

Drawing Theories ApartThe Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics

Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics

David Kaiser

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226422664
eISBN:
9780226422657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226422657.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Feynman diagrams have revolutionized nearly every aspect of theoretical physics since the middle of the twentieth century. Introduced by the American physicist Richard Feynman (1918–88) soon after ... More

Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences

Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences

Oren Harman and Michael R. Dietrich (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226569871
eISBN:
9780226570075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226570075.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences explores biologists who had grand ideas that went beyond the “run of the mill” science of their peers. Each of the eighteen figures ... More

The Earth on ShowFossils and the Poetics of Popular Science, 1802-1856

The Earth on Show: Fossils and the Poetics of Popular Science, 1802-1856

Ralph O'Connor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226616681
eISBN:
9780226616704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226616704.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

At the turn of the nineteenth century, geology—and its claims that the earth had a long and colorful prehuman history—was widely dismissed as dangerous nonsense, but just fifty years later, it was ... More

The Earthquake ObserversDisaster Science from Lisbon to Richter

The Earthquake Observers: Disaster Science from Lisbon to Richter

Deborah R. Coen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226111810
eISBN:
9780226111834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226111834.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Earthquakes have taught us much about our planet's hidden structure and the forces that have shaped it. This knowledge rests not only on the recordings of seismographs, but also on the observations ... More

An Elusive VictorianThe Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace

An Elusive Victorian: The Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace

Martin Fichman

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226246130
eISBN:
9780226246154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226246154.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Codiscoverer of the theory of evolution by natural selection, Alfred Russel Wallace should be recognized as one of the titans of Victorian science. Instead he has long been relegated to a secondary ... More

The Emergence of Tropical Medicine in France

The Emergence of Tropical Medicine in France

Michael A. Osborne

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226114521
eISBN:
9780226114668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226114668.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is a history of the ideas, people, and institutions animating French colonial and tropical medicine from its origins through World War I. Until the 1890s most of what counted as colonial ... More

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