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A Perfectly Striking Departure

Surgeons and Surgery at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital
1912–1980

Nicholkas L. Tilney, M.D.

July 14, 2014
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The Accademia del Cimento and its European Context

Marco Beretta, Antonio Clericuzio, and Lawrence M. Principe, editors

May 13, 2012

The Accademia del Cimento, organized in Florence under Medici patronage, devoted itself for ten years (1657-1667) to the experimental investigation of a broad range of scientific matters, and provided a model and inspiration for many subsequent scientific societies. Despite its crucial position in the history of science, the Cimento’s work and diverse membership has remained […]

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Æmula Lauri

The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, 1760 - 2010

Håkon With Andersen, Brita Brenna, Magne Njåstad, and Astrid Wale

May 13, 2012

Det Kongelige Norske VidenskabersSelskab—The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters—was established in 1760 in the city of Trondheim, Norway. This makes it among the oldest of its kind in the Nordic countries and the by far the oldest one in Norway. The present volume celebrates its 250th anniversary and is the first comprehensive study […]

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The Alchemy of Glass

Counterfeit, Imitation, and Transmutation in Ancient Glassmaking

Marco Beretta

May 13, 2012

Recipient of the Paul-Bunge-Prize for 2013

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Alfred Nobel: Networks of Innovation

(Archives of the Nobel Museum 10)

Ulf Larsson

May 13, 2012
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An Essay on Fevers (1757)

Introduction by Saul Jarcho

Huxham, John

July 9, 2012
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Andreas Libavius and the Transformation of Alchemy

Separating Chemical Cultures with Polemical Fire

Bruce T. Moran

May 13, 2012
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Arrhenius

From Ionic Theory to the Greenhouse Effect

Elisabeth Crawford

May 13, 2012
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The Atlantic Vision

Olaus Rudbeck and Baroque Science

Gunnar Eriksson

May 13, 2012
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Aurora Torealis

Studies in the History of Science and Ideas in Honor of Tore Frängsmyr

Marco Beretta, Karl Grandin, and Svante Lindqvist, editors

May 13, 2012

Contributors include: Tiziana Bascelli, Jean-François Battail, Marco Beretta, Janet Browne, Robert Darnton, Lorraine Daston, Paolo Galluzzi, Karl Grandin, John L. Heilbron, Daniel J. Kevles, Svante Lindqvist, Thorsten Nybom, Mary Jo Nye, Sheldon Rothblatt, Nicolaas A. Rupke, William R. Shea, H. Otto Sibum, and Sven Widmalm.

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Autobiography of Dr. Karl Ernst von Baer (2ed., 1886)

Edited and with a preface by Jane M. Oppenheimer

von Baer, Karl Ernst

July 9, 2012
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Beginnings of Brazilian Science

Oswaldo Cruz, Medical Research and Policy, 1890-1920

July 9, 2012
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The Brokered World

Go-Betweens and Global Intelligence, 1770–1820

Simon Schaffer, Lissa Roberts, Kapil Raj, James Delbourgo, editors

May 13, 2012
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Center on the Periphery

Historical Aspects of 20th-Century Swedish Physics

Svante Lindqvist, ed.

May 13, 2012
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A Century of Zoology at the British Museum

Through the Lives of Two Keepers, 1815-1914

Gunther, Albert E.

July 9, 2012
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Champion of Women and the Unborn

A Biography of Horatio Robinson Storer, M.D

Frederick N. Dyer

May 12, 2012

See also The Physicians’ Crusade Against Abortion

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Changes in the Technological Landscape

Essays in the History of Science and Technology

Svante Lindqvist

May 13, 2012
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The Changing Humors of Portsmouth

The Medical Biography of an American Town, 1623-1983

J. Worth Estes

May 13, 2012
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The Chemical Promise

Experiment and Mysticism in the Chemical Philosophy, 1550-1800

Selected Essays of Allen G. Debus

July 9, 2012
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Chemistry and Medical Debate

van Helmont to Boerhaave

Allen G. Debus

July 9, 2012
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Chemistry, Medicine and Crime

Mateu J.B. Orfila (1787-1853) and his Times

José Ramón Bertomeu-Sánchez and Agustí Nieto-Galan, editors

July 9, 2012
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Chymists and Chymistry

Studies in the History of Alchemy and Early Modern Chemistry

Lawrence M. Principe, Editor

May 13, 2012

Chymistry (that is, alchemy and early chemistry) is currently receiving an unprecedented amount of scholarly attention. Long-held misunderstandings are being replaced by a wealth of fresh perspectives and discoveries, as scholars progressively reveal alchemy’s crucial place in early modern culture and its contributions to early modern science. This volume brings together the most recent work […]

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Clinical Consultations and Letters by Ippolito Francesco Albertini, Francesco Torti, and Other Physicians

University of Bologna MS 2089-1. Translated, annotated, and with an introductory analysis by Saul Jarcho

Albertini et al.,

April 1, 2012
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Collected Essays in Public Health and Epidemiology

Edited and with a foreword by L. J. Rather

Virchow, Rudolf

July 9, 2012
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The College of Physicians of Philadelpia

A Bicentennial History

Bell, Whitfield J. Jr.,

July 9, 2012
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The Colonial Physician & Other Essays

Bell, Whitfield J. Jr.

July 9, 2012
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The Commonwealth of Science

ANZAAS and the Scientific Enterprise in Australasia, 1888-1988

McLeod, Roy, ed.

July 9, 2012
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Communicating Chemistry

Textbooks and Their Audiences, 1789-1939

Anders Lundgren & Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, eds.

June 11, 2012
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Coriell

The Coriell Institute of Medical Research and a Half Century of Science

John O’Donnell

May 13, 2012
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Creativity in the Arts and Sciences

Shea, William R.; Spadafora, Antonio

July 9, 2012
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Cultures of Creativity

Birth of a 21st Century Museum

Ulf Larsson

June 11, 2012

*Major portions of this book originally appeared in Cultures of Creativity: The Centennial Exhibition of the Nobel Prize published in 2001 and copyright Science History Publications/USA & The Nobel Museum. The book was first published in Swedish, Människor, miljöer och kreativitet: Nobelpriset 100 dr, earlier the same year. A revised English edition appeared in 2002. The current edition […]

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Dentistry

A Historical Perspective

Milton B. Asbell

July 9, 2012
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Designing Experiments & Games of Chance

The Unconventional Science of Blaise Pascal

William R. Shea

July 9, 2012

Hardcover. A paperback edition is also available. During his comparatively brief life (he died at thirty-nine, the age Mozart was to die) Blaise Pascal devoted his unusual talents to mathematics, physics and religion. His religious views are still widely discussed, and the general interest in this aspect of his life may be responsible for the […]

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Designing Experiments & Games of Chance PB

The Unconventional Science of Blaise Pascal

William R. Shea

July 9, 2012

Paperback. A hardcover edition is available. During his comparatively brief life (he died at thirty-nine, the age Mozart was to die) Blaise Pascal devoted his unusual talents to mathematics, physics and religion. His religious views are still widely discussed, and the general interest in this aspect of his life may be responsible for the fact […]

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Dictionary of Protopharmacology

Therapeutic Practices, 1700 - 1850

J. Worth Estes

May 13, 2012
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Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse

A Life in Medicine and Public Service (1754—1846)

Philip Cash

July 9, 2012

Born in Rhode Island in 1754, hailed in Great Britain and much of the United States, yet scorned by the medical and Brahmin establishments in Boston, Benjamin Waterhouse is one of the most important, controversial, and colorful figures in American medical history. Best known for introducing vaccination to the United States and joining with Thomas […]

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Educating for Health & Prevention

A History of the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine of the (Woman's) Medical College of Pennsylvania

Blustein, Bonnie Ellen

July 9, 2012
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The Effects of Arts, Trades, and Professions on Health and Longevity (2ed., 1832)

Preface by Saul Benison

Thackrah, Charles Turner

July 9, 2012
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Einstein’s Nobel Prize

A Glimpse Behind Closed Doors – The Archival Evidence

Aant Elzinga

June 11, 2012

How and why, after many years of waiting, did Albert Einstein finally receive the Nobel Prize in Physics for 1921, awarded the following year? On the basis of a penetrating study of documents in the Nobel archive at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, the author reviews the sixty nominations Einstein received from […]

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Elements of Medical Statistics (1829)

With an introduction by James H. Cassedy

Hawkins, F. Bisset

July 9, 2012
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Energy Needs in the Year 2000

Ethical and Environmental Perspectives

Shea, William R., ed.

July 9, 2012
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The Enlightenment of Matter

The Definition of Chemistry from Agricola to Lavoisier

Marco Beretta

May 13, 2012
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Extremes

Oceanography’s Adventures at the Poles

Keith R. Benson and Helen M. Rozwadowski, editors

May 13, 2012
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Fire Engines with Water Hoses and the Method of Fighting Fires now used in Amsterdam

1735

Jan van der Heyden

May 13, 2012

“The list of sources for the history of fire fighting in the seventeenth century is frustratingly short. What information there is largely comes from doleful accounts of the conflagrations of the day. Their authors pay only fleeting attention to the tactics, organizations, or types of fire equipment used, concentrating isntread on the number of buildings […]

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The Flower of Remedies Against the Toothache, 1621

Facsimile Edition Translated from the French by Jaques R. Fouré

Edited by Milton B. Asbell

May 13, 2012
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Four Anthropologists

An American Science in its Early Years

Mark, Joan

July 9, 2012
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Francis Place and the Early History of the Greenwich Observatory

Derek Howse

May 13, 2012

On 22 June 1675, Charles II, “by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland,” granted a King’s Warrant authorizing the building of the Royal Observatory of Greenwich, “in order to the finding out of the Longitude of places for perfecting Navigation and Astronomy.” John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal, and his […]

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From Private to Public

Marco Beretta, editor

July 9, 2012
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From the Pulpit of Saint James School:

Volume Two • 2002 - 2009
Further Thoughts of a Priest Headmaster

D. Stuart Dunnan

May 13, 2012
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From the Pulpit of Saint James School

Volume One
Collected Thoughts of a Priest Headmaster

D. Stuart Dunnan

May 12, 2012

About the Author  Appointed Headmaster of Saint James School in June of 1992 when he was only 33 years old, the Revd. Dr. D. Stuart Dunnan has presided over a remarkable revival of this historic Episcopal boarding school in Western Maryland. A teacher and chaplain at both the school and university levels before he came […]

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From the Twilight of Probability

Ethics and Politics

Shea, William R.; Spadafora, Antonio

July 9, 2012
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Galileo Observed

Science and the Politics of Belief

William R. Shea & Mariano Artigas

July 6, 2012
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Galileo’s Florentine Residences

Bonelli, Maria Luisa Righini; Shea, William R.

July 9, 2012
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Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius

or a Sidereal Message

Translated from the Latin by William R. Shea
Introduction and notes by William R. Shea and Tiziana Bascelli

May 13, 2012

An instrument can change the world and compel us to rethink our place in the universe. The telescope did just this, but only when it was used by Galileo, whose eye was prepared to see new things and whose hand was able to depict what he saw. It was not only because Galileo was a […]

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Growing Pathogens in Tissue Cultures

Fifty Years in Academic Tropical Medicine, Pediatric, and Virology

Thomas H. Weller

July 9, 2012

This is the autobiography of Thomas H. Weller, M.D., a research scientist who helped develop the technique of growing viruses in tissue culture, and who became a world leader in the study of tropical diseases. The development of tissue-culture techniques transformed the field of virology. It led to the identification of many new infectious agents—several […]

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Hall Jackson and the Purple Foxglove

Medical Practice and Research in Revolutionary America, 1760 - 1820

J. Worth Estes

May 13, 2012
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Heralds of Science

25th Anniversary, Revised Edition

Dibner, Bern

July 9, 2012
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The History of Tropical Neurology

Nutritional Disorders

George W. Bruyn and Charles M. Poser

May 13, 2012

“…All but one of the six conditions to be discussed in this book were once common in what has now come to be designated as developed countries, the Western world. They are diseases that reflect the ravages of poverty, ignorance, famine, superstition and bigotry, but the resolution of their mystery and the development of preventive […]

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Hormones of Life

Endocrinology, the Pharmaceutical Industry, and the Dream of a Remedy for Sterility, 1930–1970

Christer Nordlund

May 13, 2012
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I Awaken to Glory

Richard J. Wolfe & Leonard F. Menczer, eds

May 13, 2012

Horace Wells has come to be viewed over the years as an enigmatic figure. Owing to his death by suicide in early 1848, and his inability to participate in the debate that soon erupted over credit for the discovery of anesthesia, the literature on him is confused, fragmentary and incomplete. While he is considered by […]

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Imaging a Career in Science

The Iconography of Antoine Laurent Lavoisier

Marco Beretta

July 9, 2012

In December 1788, the painter Jacques Louis David completed his famous portrait of Lavoisier and his wife. While it has long been believed that this portrait is the only authentic image of Lavoisier, on the basis of some unpublished or little-known iconographic representations, this book questions the truth of this opinion and shows that Lavoisier […]

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Institutions in the Transport and Communications Industries

State and Private Actors in the Making of Institutional Patterns 1850-1990

Lena Andersson-Skog & Olle Krantz, eds.

July 9, 2012
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Interpreting the World

Science and Society

Shea, William R.; Spadafora, Antonio

July 9, 2012
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Intimate Universality

Local and Global Themes in the History of Weather and Climate

James Rodger Fleming, Vladimir Jankovic and Deborah R. Coen, Editors

July 9, 2012
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Isis Cumulative Bibliography

1986-1995

John Neu, editor

May 13, 2012

The third supplement to the Isis Cumulative Bibliography, 1913-1965, edited by Magda Whitrow cumulates the annual bibliographies published in the History of Science Society’s journal Isis in the years 1986 through 1995. The increase in the literature during the last decade necessitates publication in four volumes: Volume One (496pp.), Persons : A–L; Volume Two (480pp.), […]

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Issues in Community Mental Health: Housing

Friedman, Steven J.; Terkelsen, Kenneth G., eds.

July 9, 2012
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Issues in Community Mental Health: Living and Working in the Community

Friedman, Steven J.; Terkelsen, Kenneth G., eds.

July 9, 2012
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Issues in Community Mental Health: Patients…

Friedman, Steven J.; Hughes…

July 9, 2012
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Issues in Community Mental Health: Research

New Findings and Future Directions

Friedman, Steven J.

July 9, 2012
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Issues in Community Mental Health: Respecting Diversity

Treatment in the Context of Family and Culture

Steven J. Friedman and Robert S. Olko, editors

May 13, 2012
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Issues in Community Mental Health: Youth

Aronowitz, Eugene; Sussman, Robert, eds.,

July 9, 2012
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JAKE: Leon O. Jacobson, M.D

The Life and Work of a Distinguished Medical Scientist

Eugene Goldwasser

July 9, 2012

The remarkable story of a man born on a small ranch in an obscure part of the northern Great Plains who became a major figure in medical science, education, and administration, and to whom patients suffering from leukemia and related diseases, patients with successful bone marrow transplants, and people with chronic kidney disease owe a […]

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Johannes Müller and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of Tumor Cell Theory

Edited and translated by L. J. Rather, Patricia Rather, John B. Frerichs

Müller, Johannes

July 9, 2012
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John Aubrey and the Realm of Learning

Hunter, Michael

July 9, 2012
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Juanelo Turriano, Charles V’s Clockmaker

The Man and his Legend

José A. García-Diego

May 13, 2012

This limited English edition dedicated to, among others, the late Bern Dibner, contains a fascinating account of what little is known of Turriano and of the history of clock and automata making in the 16th century. Many illustrations. A few copies of the paperback edition remain. Contact Customer Service for availability.

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The Knife That Saves

Memoirs of a Lahey Clinic Surgeon

Herbert Dan Adams

May 13, 2012

A 1929 graduate of the Harvard Medical School and by 1932 Chief Surgical Resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Herbert Dan Adams relates with colorful language and lively description the story of the Lahey Clinic as he saw and lived it from 1929, when he encountered Dr. Lahey, until 1969, when he retired as the […]

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Lavoisier in European Context

Negotiating a New Language for Chemistry

Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent & Ferdinando Abbri, eds.

May 13, 2012

Contributors: Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Anders Lundgren, Brigitte Van Tiggelen, Roman Mierzecki,Lissa Roberts, David Knight, Arthur Donovan, John McEvoy, A.M.Amorim da Costa, Agustí Níeto-Galan, Patricia Aceves, Anne Claire Déré, Marco Beretta, Ferdinando Abbri, F.L. Holmes. Countries discussed include: Belgium, Poland, Holland, Sweden, England, Scotland, Portugal, Spain, Mexico, France, and Italy. Complete contents upon request.

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Letters to His Parents, 1839-1864 (1907)

Introduction by L. J. Rather

Virchow, Rudolf

July 9, 2012
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Linnaeus

The Man and His Work

Tore Frängsmyr, ed.

May 13, 2012
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Linnaeus in Italy

The Spread of a Revolution in Science

Marco Beretta and Alessandro Tosi, editors

May 13, 2012

Digital Library of Italian editions of Linnaeus Uppsala Studies in History of Science, Volume 34

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A Little Treatise on the Teeth

Being a translation and facsimile edition of the first authoritative book on dentistry, Libellus de Dentibus (1563), edited and introduced by David A. Chernin and Gerald Shklar, with a translation from the Latin by Joan H. Thomas

Bartholomaeus Eustachius

May 13, 2012

“Bartolomeo Eustachio (1520-1574) was one of the great anatomists of all time. In many ways his anatomical studies were more detailed and comprehensive than those of his more famous contemporary Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), but his major studies remained unknown until their eventual publication in Amsterdam in the beautiful edition of 1714…Eustachio’s contributions to the development […]

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The Machine in Neptune’s Garden

Historical Perspectives on Technology and the Marine Environment

Helen M. Rozwadowski & David K. van Keuren, eds.

July 9, 2012
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The Magic of Numbers and Motion

The Scientific Career of René Descartes

William R. Shea

May 13, 2012

Also in paperback

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The Magic of Numbers and Motion (PB)

The Scientific Career of René Descartes

William R. Shea

May 13, 2012

Also in hardcover

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Making the Modern Medical School

The Wisconsin Stories

Robert Oliver

May 13, 2012
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The Mechanical Factors of Digestion (1911)

Introduction by Horace W. Davenport

Cannon, Walter B.

July 9, 2012
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The Medical Skills of Ancient Egypt

Revised Edition

J. Worth Estes

May 13, 2012
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Medical Topography of Upper Canada

Introduction by Charles G. Roland

Douglas, John

July 9, 2012
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Medicine amd Literature

Peschel, Enid Rhodes, ed.

July 9, 2012
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A Melancholy Scene of Devastation

The Public Response to the 1793 Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic

J. Worth Estes & Billy G. Smith, eds.

May 13, 2012

In modern America, where the triumph over disease is often taken for granted and yellow fever has ceased to be a menace, it is difficult to appreciate the fear once engendered by this disease. The 1793 Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic was no mere round of sickness but a major public health emergency that paralyzed city […]

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Memoirs on Paris Hospitals

1788

Jacques Tenon

May 13, 2012
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Memories, Thoughts and Convictions (1925)

Edited and with an introduction by David L. Cowen

Naunyn, Berhard

July 9, 2012
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Mental Health and Aging

Aronowitz, Eugene; Bromberg, Eleanor Mallach, eds.,

July 9, 2012
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Mental Health and Long-Term Physical Illness

Aronowitz, Eugene; Bromberg, Eleanor Mallach, eds.,

July 9, 2012
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Mental Health and Violence

Aronowitz, Eugene; Sussman , Robert, eds.,

July 9, 2012
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The Migration of Ideas

Roberto Scazzieri and Raffaella Simili, Editors

May 13, 2012

Ideas migrate across time and space, sometimes in conjunction with the migration of people and sometimes independently of it. The migration of ideas from one context to another is a central aspect of communication among scholars and scientists. It is one of the most important features of cultural, intellectual and scientific history. It is also […]

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Museums of Modern Science

Svante Lindqvist, editor
Marika Hedin, Ulf Larsson, associate editors

June 11, 2012
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My Dearest Julia

The Love Letters of Dr. Benjamin Rush to Julia Stockton

Benjamin Rush

May 13, 2012

Edited and with notes by Whitfield J. Bell, Jr. and L. H. Butterfield. Published in association with the Rosenback Foundation, Philadelphia.

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Natural Dyestuffs and Industrial Culture in Europe, 1750-1880

Robert Fox and Agustí Nieto-Galan, editors

July 9, 2012
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Naval Surgeon

Life and Death at Sea in the Age of Sail

J. Worth Estes

May 13, 2012
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Networking Europe

Transnational Infrastructures and the Shaping of Europe, 1850–2000

Erik van der Vleuten and Arne Kaijser, editors

June 11, 2012
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Nobel Peace Prize and the Laureates

Centennial Edition, An Illustrated Biographical History,1901–2001
Second printing with minor additions
May 13, 2012

The centennial edition of the book first published in 1988, now extensively revised and updated to include all the recent recipients, concluding with the award to Kofi Annan and the United Nations in 2001. Part One deals with Alfred Nobel and the establishment of the prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee and the how the prize […]

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Nordic Energy Systems

Historical Perspectives and Current Issues

Arne Kaijser and Marika Hedin, eds.

May 13, 2012
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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Physician and Man of Letters

Scott H. Podolsky and Charles S. Bryan, Editors

May 13, 2012

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894) spent parts of the nineteenth century as America’s best-known physician and best-selling author. Sir William Osler praised him as “the most successful combination which the world has ever seen, of the physician and man of letters.” Henry James, Sr., called him “intellectually the most alive man I ever knew.” Today, he […]

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Oliver Wendell Holmes (PB)

Physician and Man of Letters

Scott H. Podolsky and Charles S. Bryan, Editors

May 13, 2012

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894) spent parts of the nineteenth century as America’s best-known physician and best-selling author. Sir William Osler praised him as “the most successful combination which the world has ever seen, of the physician and man of letters.” Henry James, Sr., called him “intellectually the most alive man I ever knew.” Today, he […]

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On Insanity and Its Classification (1793-1794)

Translated and with an introduction by George Mora

Chiarugi, Vincenzo

July 9, 2012
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Order Out Of Chaos

John Shaw Billings and America's Coming of Age

Carleton B. Chapman

May 13, 2012

Tells the quintessentially American story of Billings and his achievements in gripping fashion, with glimpses of his defects as well as his virtues.

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The Papers of Joseph Henry: Volume 1

December 1797–October 1832, The Albany Years

Editor: Nathan Reingold
Assistant Editors: Stuart Pierson and Arthur P. Molella
with the assistance of James M. Hobbins and John R. Kerwood

July 9, 2012

Volume 1, The Albany Years: December 1797-October 1832 (Washington, 1972: ISBN 0-87474-123-8) deals with the formative years of Henry’s career. It documents the influence of the Albany, New York, milieu on his scientific growth, and traces the origin and early development of the Albany Academy, where Henry studied and taught, and the Albany Institute, the forum for […]

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The Papers of Joseph Henry: Volume 11

January 1866—May 1878, The Smithsonian Years

Editor: Marc Rothenberg
Associate Editor: Kathleen W. Dorman
Assistant Editor: Frank R. Millikan
Research Assistant: Deborah Y. Jeffries
Research Assistant: Sarah Shoenfeld

May 13, 2012

In this final volume of The Papers of Joseph Henry, Henry emerges as the unrivaled leader of American science and the nation’s foremost proponent of funding for basic scientific research. Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution since its founding in 1846, Henry guides its recovery from the Civil War while reshaping it by reducing or eliminating programs […]

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The Papers of Joseph Henry: Volume 12

CUMULATIVE INDEX

Compiled by: Kathleen W. Dorman
Assisted by: Sarah J. Shoenfeld

May 13, 2012

Winner of the 2007 Ferguson Prize. All other volumes in the series are still available. Click here for contents, prices and description information. Additional information is available from The Joseph Henry Papers Project: http://www.siarchives.si.edu/history/jhp/jhenry.html

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The Papers of Joseph Henry: Volume 2

November 1832–December 1835, The Princeton Years

Editor: Nathan Reingold
Assistant Editors: Arthur P. Molella and Michele L. Aldrich
with the assistance of James M. Hobbins and Kathleen Waldenfels

July 9, 2012

Volume 2, The Princeton Years: November 1832-December 1835 (Washington, 1975: ISBN 0-87474-164-5) concerns Henry’s adjustment to a small college town and his attempts to develop a first-rate facility for teaching and research in the physical sciences. It details his excursions to New York City and Philadelphia in search of scientific apparatus and scientific fellowship, and reveals the […]

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The Papers of Joseph Henry: Volume 3

January 1836–December 1837, The Princeton Years

Editor: Nathan Reingold
Associate Editor: Arthur P. Molella
Assistant Editor: Marc Rothenberg
Staff Historian: Kathleen Waldenfels
Research Assistant: Joel N. Bodansky

July 9, 2012

Volume 3, The Princeton Years: January 1836-December 1837 (Washington, 1979: ISBN 0-87474-174-2) focuses on Henry’s travels to the principal scientific centers of Great Britain and France. During his stay, Henry attended lectures at technical societies, and toured lighthouses, harborworks, and railroad facilities. His diary entries contain appraisals of such European luminaries as J. L. Gay-Lussac, Mary Somerville, […]

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The Papers of Joseph Henry: Volume 4

January 1838–December 1840, The Princeton Years

Editor: Nathan Reingold
Associate Editor: Arthur P. Molella
Assistant Editor: Marc Rothenberg
Staff Historian: Kathleen Waldenfels
Research Assistant: Joan F. Steiner

July 9, 2012

Volume 4, The Princeton Years: January 1838-December 1840 (Washington, 1981: ISBN 0-87474-792-9) demonstrates Henry’s growing concern with the nation’s intellectual image abroad. After returning from Europe, he was increasingly sensitive to American shortcomings, particularly to the problem of scientific charlatanism. His opposition to the physician-inventor Henry Hall Sherwood, documented in the volume, epitomized this delicate issue. His […]

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The Papers of Joseph Henry: Volume 5

January 1841–December 1843, The Princeton Years

Editor: Nathan Reingold
Associate Editor: Kathleen W. Dorman
Assistant Editor: Paul H. Theerman with the assistance of Arthur P. Molella and Joan F. Steiner

July 9, 2012

Volume 5, The Princeton Years: January 1841-December 1843 (Washington, 1985: ISBN 0-87474-793-7) provides a detailed picture of Henry’s daily life as a college professor and leader of the American scientific community: teaching, experimenting, presenting his results to his peers, and lecturing to the public. In addition to continuing his research on electromagnetism, he investigated such phenomena as […]

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The Papers of Joseph Henry: Volume 6

January 1844–December 1846, The Princeton Years

Editor: Marc Rothenberg
Assistant Editor: Kathleen W. Dorman
Assistant Editor: John C. Rumm
Assistant Editor: Paul H. Theerman

July 9, 2012

Volume 6, The Princeton Years: January 1844-December 1846 (Washington, 1992: ISBN 1-56098-112-1) further develops the theme of Henry as a consultant on technological problems of his day. He provided expert advice on the acoustics of public buildings, the protection of buildings from lightning, the electromagnetic telegraph, and Colt’s submarine battery. He also chaired the Franklin Institute committee […]

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The Papers of Joseph Henry: Volume 7

January 1847–December 1849, The Smithsonian Years

Editor: Marc Rothenberg
Associate Editor: Paul H. Theerman
Assistant Editor: Kathleen W. Dorman
Assistant Editor: John C. Rumm
Research Assistant: Deborah Y. Jeffries

July 9, 2012

Volume 7, The Smithsonian Years: January 1847-December 1849 (Washington, 1996: ISBN 1-56098-533-X) documents the beginning of the most influential period of Henry’s life, his thirty-one years as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. During these years, Henry strove to ensure that James Smithson’s bequest was used to support original scientific research and publication, rather than to create a […]

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The Papers of Joseph Henry: Volume 8

January 1850–Decenber 1853, The Smithsonian Years

Editor: Marc Rothenberg
Assistant Editor: Kathleen W. Dorman
Historian: Deborah Y. Jeffries
Historian: Frank R. Millikan

July 9, 2012

Volume 8, The Smithsonian Years: January 1850-December 1853 (Washington, 1998: ISBN 1-56098-891-6) reveals a difficult period in Henry’s life. During these years, he suffered constant personal and financial woes, clashed with subordinates, and faced significant public criticism of his leadership. When Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois attacked the Smithsonian for its preoccupation with research of “no […]

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The Papers of Joseph Henry: Volume 9

January 1854-December 1857, The Smithsonian Years

Editor: Marc Rothenberg
Associate Editor: Kathleen W. Dorman
Assistant Editor: Frank R. Millikan
Research Assistant: Deborah Y. Jeffries

July 9, 2012

In 1854 the Smithsonian faced a crisis that threatened to tear the eight-year-old institution apart when Secretary Joseph Henry and Assistant Secretary Charles C. Jewett publicly clashed over its future direction. Before their dispute was settled, battles had been fought at regents’ meetings, in newspapers and literary journals in New York, Boston, and Washington, and […]

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Patriot and Patrician

Hendrik Hooft

May 13, 2012

The idea for this book took shape on a business trip to Ceylon the author made with Christopher Ondaatje, the brother of Booker Prize winner Michael Ondaatje. In the 1780’s two of their ancestors had championed the popular movement which brought to the Dutch Republic the first democratically elected government in Europe, a few years […]

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The Persisting Osler IV

Selected Transactions of the American Osler Society, 2001—2010

edited by Jeremiah A. Barondess and Charles S. Bryan

May 13, 2012
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Persuading Science

The Art of Scientific Rhetoric

Pera, Marcello; Shea, William R., eds.

July 9, 2012
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The Physicians’ Crusade Against Abortion

Frederick N. Dyer

May 13, 2012

Read Chapter 22 See also Champion of Women and the Unborn

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Pioneering Hematology

The research and treatment of malignant blood disorders - Reflections on a life's work

William C. Moloney & Sharon Johnson

May 13, 2012

William C. Moloney began practicing hematology long before it became a recognized medical specialty. Developing an interest in the disorders of the blood soon after graduating from Tufts Medical School in 1932, he spent the next six decades contributing to many of the advances that helped elevate the treatment and research of the diseases of […]

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Prevention Strategies for Mental Health

Aronowitz, Eugene, ed.

July 9, 2012
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Preventive Medicine in the United States, 1900-1990

Trends and Interpretations

Bullough, Bonnie; Rosen, George

July 9, 2012
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Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, and the New England Medical Scene, 1894-1944

George E. Gifford, Jr., editor

May 13, 2012

Unique as the only occasion on which social historians, intellectual historians, historians of psychology and psychiatry, and a number of those who participated in making that history met to focus upon the development of American psychiatry in a particular region during a specific era, the experiences recounted in this volume portray a microcosm of American […]

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Questions on Life. Diary of an Old Physician

Introduction by Galina Zarechnak

Pirogov, N. I.

July 9, 2012
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Reason, Experiment, and Mysticism in the Scientific Revolution

M. L. Righini Bonelli and William R. Shea, eds.

October 18, 2012

Published in 1975 and often cited as a significant contribution to the establishment of history of science as a discipline within the academic community, this paperback reprint of a long out of print title, including a brief preface by the surviving editor, reaffirms many of its primary scholarly objectives while commemorating the 40th anniversary of […]

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The Responsible Scholar

Ethical Considerations in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Gerald Berthoud and Beat Sitter-Litter, editors

May 13, 2012

Today it is routine to ask scientists, engineers, and medical researchers to face up to their ethical and social responsibilities. Surely social scientists, too have seen themselves challenged by an analogous demand, yet it seems that they have experienced less social pressure than their colleagues from the aforementioned disciplines. Who has ever asked scholars engaged […]

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Revolutions in Science

Their Meaning and Relevance

Shea, William R., ed.

July 9, 2012
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Robert C. Hinckley and the Recreation of The First Operation Under Ether

Richard J. Wolfe

May 15, 2012

Published by the Boston Medical Library/ Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine; WPI sole commercial distributor.

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Science for Welfare and Warfare

Technology and State Initiative in Cold War Sweden

Per Lundin, Niklas Stenlås, and Johan Gribbe, editors

May 13, 2012
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Science in Sweden

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1739-1989

Tore Frängsmyr, ed.

May 13, 2012
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The Science-Industry Nexus

History, Policy, Implications
Nobel Symposium 123

Grandin, Karl, Nina Wormbs, Anders Lundgren, and Sven Widmalm, Editors

June 11, 2012
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The Science of Cancerous Diseases from the Earliest Times to the Present

Introduction by Saul Jarcho

Wolff, Jacob

July 9, 2012
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Scientists and their Responsibility

William R. Shea & Beat Sitter, eds.

May 13, 2012
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Sex, Society & History

Vern L. Bullough

May 13, 2012

Sex in History: A Virgin Field; Attitudes toward Deviant Sex in Ancient Mesopotamia; Homosexuality as Submissive Behavior: Examples from Mythology; Medieval Medical and Scientific View of Woman; Transvestites in the Middle Ages; Heresy, Witchcraft, and Sexuality; An Early American Sex Manual; Problems and Methods for Research in Prostitution; Homosexuality and Its Confusion with “Secret Sin” […]

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The Shaping of a Profession

Physicians in Norway, Past and Present

Øivind Larsen, ed

May 13, 2012

Norwegian medicine viewed from the inside– Because it possess detailed records on the life and career of virtually every one of its physicians from the earliest times until the present day, Norway is able to make a special contribution to the history of professional development. Based on this biographical information and an extensive amount of […]

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Shifting and Rearranging

Physical Methods and the Transformation of Modern Chemistry

Carsten Reinhardt

 

May 13, 2012

In the second half of the twentieth century, chemistry underwent a profound transformation. Its object of examination, the chemical substance, was transmuted into abstract structure; its most important method, the chemical reaction, was supplemented by physical methods; and its practitioner, the chemist, was partially displaced by technical instruments. At the center of this transformation were […]

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Sidereus Nuncius & Stella Polaris

The Scientific Relations between Italy and Sweden in Early Modern History

Marco Beretta & Tore Frängsmyr, editors

May 13, 2012
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Solomon’s House Revisited

The Organization and Institutionalization of Science
Nobel Symposium 75

Tore Frängsmyr, ed.

May 13, 2012
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Stanely Cobb

A Builder of the Modern Neurosciences

Benjamin V. White

May 13, 2012

Much more than the personal story of an important neuroanatomist, neurohistologist, neuropathologist, neurologist, psychiatrist and teacher at the Harvard Medical School, this biography is in reality a history of academic neurology and hospital psychiatry in Boston in the present century and to some extent in America as well.

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Surgery at New England Deaconess Hospital

Its Roots in the Harvard Surgical Service at the Boston City Hospital

William V. McDermott

May 13, 2012
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Surgery of the Soul

Reflections on a Curious Career

Joseph E. Murray, M.D.

July 9, 2012

This remarkable book is the autobiography of one of the 20th century’s most honored surgeons, Joseph E. Murray, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1990. In it, Dr. Murray describes his role in breakthrough research in human organ transplantation and his pioneering advances in surgical techniques to correct deformities of the […]

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Taking Place

The Spacial Contexts of Science, Technology and Business

Enrico Baraldi, Hjalmar Fors, Anders Houltz, editors

June 11, 2012

Taking Place deals with places shaped by interactions of science, technology, and industry. It treats place as an essential factor for understanding municipalities, companies, scientists, and scientific institutions. It discusses, by means of historical and contemporary examples, the embodiment of ideas and power relationships in architectural structures, and how the creation of organized places can create […]

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Technology & Industry

A Nordic Heritage

Jan Hult and Bengt Nyström, eds.

May 13, 2012

The four nordic countries-Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden-although different in character share a common history. During some period two or three of them were joined politically. Today, they are all independent states but with close economic and cultural ties. They are modern, industrialized countries, depending to an ever-increasing degree on ties to the rest of […]

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Technology on Trial

The Introduction of Steam Power Technology into Sweden, 1715 - 1736

Svante Lindqvist

May 13, 2012

The steam engine came to Sweden as something of a paradox: both as a solution and at the same time a threat. It promised to meet industry’s need for mechanical energy, but it also threatened the limited resources of thermal energy. Part 1 is a study of this issue in Sweden as a whole during […]

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The Clinical Consultations of Giambattista Morgagni

The Edition of Enrico Benassi (1935) Translated and revised and with a new preface and supplements by Saul Jarcho

Morgagni, Giambattista

July 9, 2012
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The Journal of William Tully

Medical Student at Dartmouth, 1808-1809

Hayward, Oliver S.;Thomson, Elizabeth H., eds.

July 9, 2012
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The Nobel Prizes

Les Prix Nobel
2012

Karl Grandin, editor

May 2, 2014

The Nobel Prizes is the official yearbook of the Nobel Foundation. This edition provides extensive information about the 2012 Laureates: their Nobel and Prize Lectures and their autobiographies, as well as presentation speeches and background about the Nobel festivities. *Also for sale at the Nobel Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.

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The Nobel Prizes

Les Prix Nobel
2013

Karl Grandin, editor

October 30, 2014

The Nobel Prizes is the official yearbook of the Nobel Foundation. This edition provides extensive information about the 2012 Laureates: their Nobel and Prize Lectures and their autobiographies, as well as presentation speeches and background about the Nobel festivities. *Also for sale at the Nobel Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Thrombosis and Emboli (1846-1856)

Rudolf L. K. Virchow
Translated by Axel C. Matzdorff and William R. Bell
Foreword by Gert Brieger

May 13, 2012

An increasing amount of Virchow’s work has been translated into English in the last decade, and the present work on pulmonary embolism is yet another welcome example. For those readers who cannot really appreciate the breadth of his vision or the depth of his learning so evident in his voluminous writings in German, they will […]

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The Papers of Joseph Henry: Volume 10

January 1858 - December 1865, The Smithsonian Years

Editor: Marc Rothenberg
Associate Editor: Kathleen W. Dorman
Assistant Editor: Frank R. Millikan
Research Assistant: Deborah Y. Jeffries
Research Assistant: Sarah Shoenfeld

July 9, 2012

The period covered by this volume included some of the darkest years Joseph Henry would ever face. The country was torn apart by a devastating civil war. Washington was threatened with invasion, placing the Smithsonian Institution in jeopardy. Henry’s only son, William, died in 1862 from a sudden illness. Henry’s mentor and confidant, Alexander Dallas […]

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A Treatise on the Management of Pregnant and Lying-In Women

Introduction by Lawrence D. Longo

White, Charles

July 9, 2012
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Turning Points in Western Technology

D. S. L. Cardwell

May 13, 2012
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Visit Swedish Vega Meiji Japan

Wrakberg & Lindberg-Wada

June 11, 2012
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Wanderjahr

The Education of a Surgeon

Edward D. Churchill
Edited and annotated by J. Gordon Scannell
Foreword by Saul Benison

May 13, 2012

This personal account of Edward D. Churchill’s Moseley Travelling Fellowship for the academic year 1926-1927, taken from interviews recorded by Saul Benison, provides a unique view of the state of thoracic surgery in the institutions he visited and the conditions in Germany between the two World Wars. These included Blair Bell in Liverpool; Berlin and […]

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Yankee Surgeon

The Life and Times of Usher Parsons, 1788-1868

Seebert J. Goldowsky

May 13, 2012

Best known as the surgeon in Oliver Hazard Perry’s squadron during the War of 1812 and as a participant in the Battle of Lake Erie, Parsons remained in the Navy for nearly ten years. After obtaining a degree from the Harvard Medical School in 1818, he separated from the service and settled in Providence, Rhode […]

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