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Useful ObjectsMuseums, Science, and Literature in Nineteenth-Century America

Useful Objects: Museums, Science, and Literature in Nineteenth-Century America

Reed Gochberg

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197553480
eISBN:
9780197553510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553480.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Useful Objects: Museums, Science, and Literature in Nineteenth-Century America explores the debates that surrounded the development of American museums during the nineteenth century. Throughout this ... More

Building the Population Bomb

Building the Population Bomb

Emily Klancher Merchant

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197558942
eISBN:
9780197558973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197558942.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Building the Population Bomb examines how human population came to be understood as a problem in the twentieth century, how it became an object of intervention for governments, scientists, and ... More

The Poison TrialsWonder Drugs, Experiment, and the Battle for Authority in Renaissance Science

The Poison Trials: Wonder Drugs, Experiment, and the Battle for Authority in Renaissance Science

Alisha Rankin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226744711
eISBN:
9780226744995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226744995.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the sixteenth century, a series of dramatic medical experiments on human subjects took place at the princely courts of Europe. Under the watch of learned physicians, condemned criminals would take ... More

Marvels of MedicineLiterature and Scientific Enquiry in Early Colonial Spanish America

Marvels of Medicine: Literature and Scientific Enquiry in Early Colonial Spanish America

Yarí Pérez Marín

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622508
eISBN:
9781800851016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622508.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Marvels of Medicine makes a compelling case for including sixteenth century medical and surgical writing in the critical frameworks we now use to think about a genealogy of cultural expression in ... 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

Nature's MirrorHow Taxidermists Shaped America's Natural History Museums and Saved Endangered Species

Nature's Mirror: How Taxidermists Shaped America's Natural History Museums and Saved Endangered Species

Mary Anne Andrei

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226730318
eISBN:
9780226730455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730455.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The taxidermists who mounted specimens and created educational exhibits for America’s natural history museums, zoos, and aquaria of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries were also among ... More

Pragmatism's EvolutionOrganism and Environment in American Philosophy

Pragmatism's Evolution: Organism and Environment in American Philosophy

Trevor Pearce

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226719887
eISBN:
9780226720081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720081.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book argues that pragmatism—the most famous movement in American philosophy in the early 1900s—was the outgrowth of a rich conversation between late nineteenth-century philosophers, biologists, ... More

Shaping ScienceOrganizations, Decisions, and Culture on NASA's Teams

Shaping Science: Organizations, Decisions, and Culture on NASA's Teams

Janet Vertesi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226691084
eISBN:
9780226691114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226691114.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In Shaping Science, Janet Vertesi draws on a decade of immersive ethnography with NASA’s robotic spacecraft teams to create a comparative account of two great space missions of the early 2000s. ... More

The Transmutations of ChymistryWilhelm Homberg and the Académie Royale des Sciences

The Transmutations of Chymistry: Wilhelm Homberg and the Académie Royale des Sciences

Lawrence M. Principe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226700786
eISBN:
9780226700816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226700816.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores the practice, content, and transformations of chemistry in the period 1660-1730 by examining the life and work of Wilhelm Homberg (1653-1715) and status of chymistry at the ... More

Forbidden KnowledgeMedicine, Science, and Censorship in Early Modern Italy

Forbidden Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and Censorship in Early Modern Italy

Hannah Marcus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226736587
eISBN:
9780226736617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226736617.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Forbidden Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and Censorship in Early Modern Italy examines the Catholic censorship of medical books to reevaluate the classic narrative of a Galilean struggle between faith ... More

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