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Politics and Patronage: Building a Career in London’s Medical Classrooms

Carin Berkowitz

in Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226280394
eISBN:
9780226280424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280424.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

When Charles Bell moved to London in 1804, he knew no one in the city. In London, Bell worked to set up a private anatomy school on the model of his brother’s, he established himself in social and ... More


“A Vision of the Future”:: The New Museum Idea and Display Reform, 1890–1915

Karen A. Rader and Victoria E. M. Cain

in Life on Display: Revolutionizing U.S. Museums of Science and Natural History in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226079660
eISBN:
9780226079837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226079837.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Between the 1890s and the 1910s, a young generation of reformers inspired by a transnational movement known as “the New Museum Idea” agreed that natural history museums had a social responsibility to ... More


Silver Linings: The Good from the Worst

Lee Clarke

in Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226108599
eISBN:
9780226108605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108605.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the good things or the silver linings of worst cases or disasters. It explains that worst cases and disasters are patterned phenomena with complex causes and effects. And while ... More


What Governance Must Accomplish and Avoid

Paul T. Hill and Ashley E. Jochim

in A Democratic Constitution for Public Education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226200545
eISBN:
9780226200712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226200712.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter explains criteria for a governance system. Efficient means both effective and seeking the best possible use of all resources. Best use is only discoverable by experience, so efficiency ... More


The Melodramatic State: Popular Translation and the Erring Nation

Rebecca C. Johnson

in Stranger Fictions: A History of the Novel in Arabic Translation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753060
eISBN:
9781501753305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753060.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter talks about what were considered bad books for bad readers. At the turn of the century, it was certainly not high-minded literary works that predominated in the Arabic literary ... More


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