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Le petit paradis des blessés

Christine E. Hallett

in Nurse Writers of the Great War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992521
eISBN:
9781526104342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992521.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

American millionaire, Mary Borden, established three field hospitals in the French lines during the First World War. The first of these, L’Hopital Chirurgical Mobile No. 1, was both an effective ... More


Epic romance on Western and Eastern Fronts

Christine E. Hallett

in Nurse Writers of the Great War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992521
eISBN:
9781526104342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992521.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Some of the writings of soldier-memoirists have been likened to epic romances, because they describe the way in which the so-called ‘hero’ faces ordeal and achieves ‘apotheosis’, or personal ... More


Investing in the Future

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0028
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the investments Alexander made in the form of her patronage of graduate student research. She not only established a two-year research assistantship, but also contributed and ... More


Disciplinarity (Embedded and Specialized Systems)

Clifford Siskin

in System: The Shaping of Modern Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035316
eISBN:
9780262336345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035316.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the final decades of the eighteenth century, Enlightenment efforts at comprehensive mastery gave way to different uses of system—to delimited and dedicated systems and to the dispersing of ... More


Secretly Seeking System—Instituting the Social

Clifford Siskin

in System: The Shaping of Modern Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035316
eISBN:
9780262336345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035316.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The subject here is system’s shaping of the subject of culture, literature, and liberalism—the modern self. Narrow-but-deep selves emerged from system’s role in mediating the formation of ... More


A Diversity of Interests: 1815–1824

Melvyn C. Usselman

in Pure Intelligence: The Life of William Hyde Wollaston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226245737
eISBN:
9780226245874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226245874.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses Wollaston’s friendship with Julia Hankey and his trip with her family through continental Europe in 1816, as well as a description of his interactions with three prominent ... More


The Engrafted Distemper

in The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216.003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the introduction of inoculation into England. It describes Lady Mary's crusade to bring inoculation into fashion in England; the involvement of the royal family; the ... More


Varieties of Natural History: The Whole of the Natural and the Known

Nasser Zakariya

in A Final Story: Science, Myth, and Beginnings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226476124
eISBN:
9780226500737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500737.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

John Herschel defines science by the knowledge of many systematically arranged to be consumed by one, distinguishing likewise between two forms of natural history: the first concerning the world as a ... More


Governing science on BBC radio in 1930s Britain: religion, eugenics and war

Ralph Desmarais

in Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719090981
eISBN:
9781526115133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090981.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the 1930s, in fulfilment of its adult education obligations as a public service monopoly organisation, the fledgling British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) aired more than a hundred domestic ... More


“The Science of Feminine Humanity”

Kimberly A. Hamlin

in From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226134611
eISBN:
9780226134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226134758.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Throughout the 1870s and 1880s, science ranked high on the women’s rights agenda. Enthused by evolutionary theory’s challenge to Adam and Eve, many female activists firmly believed that the progress ... More


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