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Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles

Javier Rodriguez-Robles

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238183
eISBN:
9780520930001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238183.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ), located on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, is a leading center of herpetological research in the United States. This book offers a brief ... More


Foreword to the 1925 Pacific Biological Laboratories Catalog

Katharine A. Rodger

in Breaking Through: Essays, Journals, and Travelogues of Edward F. Ricketts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247048
eISBN:
9780520932661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247048.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The 1925 Pacific Biological Laboratories catalog that Edward F. Ricketts produced was his first major scientific publication. A twenty-five-page, letter-size volume, it is bound in a dark-brown paper ... More


Methods

L. Barry Albright, III

in Biostratigraphy and Vertebrate Paleontology of the San Timoteo Badlands, Southern California

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098367
eISBN:
9780520915985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098367.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

A total of 49,150 pounds of matrix were collected from thirty horizons for microvertebrate processing. Only two sites were taken on the basis of the visible occurrence of megavertebrates, Site 195, ... More


Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

Louis P. Masur (ed.)

in “… The Real War Will Never Get in the Books”: Selections from Writers During the Civil War

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098372
eISBN:
9780199853908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098372.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Civil War, Walt Whitman claimed, could not, should not, be written about, yet he never stopped writing. He wrote profusely in notebooks, letters, editorials, and poems during the war; Memoranda ... More


The Team of Alexander and Kellogg

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the talented team formed by Alexander and Kellogg. It notes that rarely a year passed in which Alexander and Kellogg did not conduct fieldwork. Alexander viewed fieldwork as a ... More


The Insect and the Image: Visualizing Nature in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700

Janice Neri

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667642
eISBN:
9781452946603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667642.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Once considered marginal members of the animal world (at best) or vile and offensive creatures (at worst), insects saw a remarkable uptick in their status during the early Renaissance. This quickened ... More


Pedagogy Inside and Outside the Medical Classroom: Training the Hand and Eye to Know

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/9780226280424.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the ways in which Charles Bell conducted his classes inside various medical classrooms and the ways in which those contents of the classroom were delivered to wider publics. The ... More


Preserving Pathology: Craft and Technique in the Medical Museum

Samuel J. M. M. Alberti

in Morbid Curiosities: Medical Museums in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199584581
eISBN:
9780191725159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584581.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The preservative techniques intended to render organic remains stable are the subject of Chapter 4. The messy, contingent business of museum conservation is concealed by the pristine pages of the ... More


Measurements in the human body or its products

Emily White, Bruce K. Armstrong, and Rodolfo Saracci

in Principles of Exposure Measurement in Epidemiology: Collecting, Evaluating, and Improving Measures of Disease Risk Factors

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198509851
eISBN:
9780191723827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509851.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Measurements made directly on the human body or on samples of blood, urine, or other products are in principle ideal to measure exposures. They can be objective, individualized, quantitatively ... More


Laboratory Suppport for the Epidemiologist in the Field

Elaine W. Gunter, Joan S. Knapp, and Janet K. A. Nicholson

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0024
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides general guidelines on what specimens are appropriate to collect when investigating an infectious disease problem or when studying a potentially toxic chemical or radionuclide ... More


Developing Animals: Wildlife and Early American Photography

Matthew Brower

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654789
eISBN:
9781452946191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654789.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Photography

Pictures of animals are now ubiquitous, but the ability to capture animals on film was a significant challenge in the early era of photography. This book takes us back to the time when Americans ... More


Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos

Lynn Morgan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260436
eISBN:
9780520944725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260436.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book tells the story of an early twentieth-century undertaking, the Carnegie Institution of Washington's project to collect thousands of embryos for scientific study. The book blends social ... More


Alaska, 1906

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter is a brief discussion on Alexander's first expedition to Alaska in 1906. It notes the disadvantages of her expedition, namely the swarms of mosquitoes and the fact that she and her ... More


Inside the Embryo Production Factory

Lynn M. Morgan

in Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260436
eISBN:
9780520944725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260436.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter moves inside the embryological laboratories. It traces the stories of two embryo specimens produced there: the first was a model of a so-called “embryo” brain (although it was probably ... More


Traffic in “Embryo Babies”

Lynn M. Morgan

in Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260436
eISBN:
9780520944725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260436.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter looks at the social and medical circumstances that generated a reliable supply of embryo specimens. It considers the health and welfare of pregnant women in early twentieth-century ... More


From Dead Embryos to Icons of Life

Lynn M. Morgan

in Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260436
eISBN:
9780520944725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260436.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses embryo specimens as icons of life. In the 1960s, embryo and fetal imagery moved outside the laboratory into popular magazines, prenatal guidebooks, and photographs. Specimens ... More


The Demise of the Mount Holyoke Collection

Lynn M. Morgan

in Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260436
eISBN:
9780520944725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260436.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses embryo specimens as specters of death. It highlights a paradox: while lifelike, animated embryo and fetal images are becoming ubiquitous, they are increasingly juxtaposed ... More


“Verbatim Transcription of Notes of Gulf of California Trip, March–April 1940”

Katharine A. Rodger

in Breaking Through: Essays, Journals, and Travelogues of Edward F. Ricketts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247048
eISBN:
9780520932661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247048.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

“Verbatim Transcription of Notes of Gulf of California Trip, March–April 1940” is a collection of notes consisting of forty-six, single-spaced typed pages documenting the Sea of Cortez expedition, as ... More


Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Nonavian Reptiles in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Javier A. Rodríguez-Robles, David A. Good, and David B. Wake

in Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238183
eISBN:
9780520930001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238183.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The herpetological gathering of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology was begun on March 13, 1909, with a collection of approximately 430 specimens from southern California and contained 232,254 specimens ... More


Vancouver Island and the Trinity Alps

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter studies the time when the women conducted surveys of two regions in the Pacific Northwest: the Trinity Alps in northern California and Vancouver Island in British Columbia. It notes that ... More


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