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The Palatial Laboratory: Economy and Experiment

Simon Werrett

in Thrifty Science: Making the Most of Materials in the History of Experiment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226610252
eISBN:
9780226610399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610399.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Eight argues that changes in oeconomy and thrift circa 1600-1800 culminated in the nineteenth century in a new approach to materials that I call "economic science." This entailed the rise of ... More


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