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Introduction: The Heart of the Matter

Fay Bound Alberti

in Matters of the Heart: History, Medicine, and Emotion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199540976
eISBN:
9780191701207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540976.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the emotional significance of the heart, both physically and spiritually. It examines the symbolism of the heart during ... More


“The Billionaire’s Last Will”: Hormones and Institutions

Nikolai Krementsov

in Revolutionary Experiments: The Quest for Immortality in Bolshevik Science and Fiction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199992980
eISBN:
9780199370016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199992980.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on actual and fictional experiments with hormones which both scientists and writers saw as a powerful tool for manipulating the shape and functioning of the human body. It ... More


The Biochemistry of Life

Mark Jackson

in The Age of Stress: Science and the Search for Stability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199588626
eISBN:
9780191750779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588626.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The relationship between adaptation and disease was initially explained primarily in terms of the function or malfunction of the autonomic nervous system. However, during the middle decades of the ... More


The Whole on the Verge of Collapse: Physiology’s Test

Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers

in The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226556451
eISBN:
9780226556628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556628.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter 1 begins at a moment of transformation in the field of experimental human physiology that fomented a deep and unequivocal move to a focus on system-wide functions of the human organism. The ... More


A New Molecular Science of Sex

Sarah S. Richardson

in Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084688
eISBN:
9780226084718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084718.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A direct intellectual and institutional context for the development of the sex chromosome concept during the period from 1915 through 1930 was the concurrent and spectacular development of sex ... More


Endocrino-Chakric Machine: Hormonized Humors and Organotherapy

Projit Bihari Mukharji

in Doctoring Traditions: Ayurveda, Small Technologies, and Braided Sciences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226381794
eISBN:
9780226381824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226381824.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Organotherapy, viz. the practice of injecting the crushed essences of animal organs into humans, is the technology around which this chapter is organized. The practice of organotherapy was enormously ... More


“A sort of animal or mechanic immortality”: Glands and Eugenics

in Reproduction by Design: Sex, Robots, Trees, and Test-Tube Babies in Interwar Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226560694
eISBN:
9780226560717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226560717.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter shifts the attention from robots to real men, revealing how hormones were first envisaged as being able to improve male sexual performance and then extended to the notion of generally ... More


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