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William Harvey’s Temporary Repairs

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the Greeks and Latins' reaction to William Harvey's evaluation of the structural condition of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The two groups conducted their own evaluation ... More


Experiment and Observation

C. U. M. Smith, Eugenio Frixione, Stanley Finger, and William Clower

in The Animal Spirit Doctrine and the Origins of Neurophysiology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199766499
eISBN:
9780199950263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766499.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter discusses five individuals who questioned nature instead of the books of men. The first sections discuss William Harvey and Jan Swammerdam, who are known for their works on the ... More


Ready to Fall

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the repair of the damage to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre caused by the July 1927 earthquake. An evaluation by the Palestinian Department of Public Works (DPW) stated that ... More


The Anatomical Origins of the Paris Academy of Sciences

Anita Guerrini

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226247663
eISBN:
9780226248332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248332.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the implications in France of William Harvey’s discovery of the circulation of the blood and GaspareAselli’s discovery of the lacteal vessels, published in 1627–28. Harvey ... More


Not Dead Yet: Teleology and the “Scientific Revolution”Jeffrey K. McDonough

Jeffrey K. McDonough

in Teleology: A History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190845711
eISBN:
9780190845742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845711.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

It is often maintained that teleology was undermined in the early modern era by the scientific revolution. Hoping to correct this misperception, this essay looks at three areas in which teleology was ... More


In Utero

Timothy M. Harrison

in Coming To: Consciousness and Natality in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226725093
eISBN:
9780226725260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226725260.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Using John Donne’s Metempsychosis as a frame to relate the long history of embryologists—from Aristotle and Galen to Hieronymous Fabricius—arguing against the possibility of fetal sensation, this ... More


The Public Anatomy Lesson

Charlotte Epstein

in Birth of the State: The Place of the Body in Crafting Modern Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190917623
eISBN:
9780190917661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917623.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter analyses a crucible of the state’s making in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the public anatomy lesson. The body, this piece of ‘natural’ property that every human ‘has’, was ... More


William Douglass and the Natural History of Credit

Jeffrey Sklansky

in Sovereign of the Market: The Money Question in Early America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226480336
eISBN:
9780226480473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226480473.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter follows the career of the Boston physician William Douglass, whose closely related ideas about colonial medicine, natural history, and commerce made him the foremost critic of paper ... More


Who Worked at the Post Office (Before 1940)?

Philip F. Rubio

in There's Always Work at the Post Office: African American Postal Workers and the Fight for Jobs, Justice, and Equality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833421
eISBN:
9781469604053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895733_rubio.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on William Harvey Carney, a slave who ran away from Norfolk, Virginia while still a teenager. Using the Underground Railroad in the early 1850s, Carney made his way to New ... More


Introduction: Jeffrey K. McDonough

Jeffrey K. McDonough

in Teleology: A History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190845711
eISBN:
9780190845742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845711.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The core idea of teleology is intuitive enough: some things happen, or exist, for the sake of other things. Cats have claws for the sake of grasping their prey. Birds have wings for the sake of ... More


Teleology: A History

Jeffrey K. McDonough

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190845711
eISBN:
9780190845742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845711.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Teleology is the belief that some things happen, or exist, for the sake of other things. It is the belief that, for example, eyes are for seeing and gills are for breathing. It is the belief that ... More


Hands-Off Dissection?

Douglas Allchin

in Sacred Bovines: The Ironies of Misplaced Assumptions in Biology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190490362
eISBN:
9780197559659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490362.003.0036
Subject:
Education, Teaching of a Specific Subject

Amid the mantra-like rhetoric of the value of “hands- on” learning, the growth of computer “alternatives” to dissection in biology education is a striking anomaly. Instead of touching and ... More


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