Previously Published

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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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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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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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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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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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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The Enlightenment of Matter

The Definition of Chemistry from Agricola to Lavoisier

Marco Beretta

May 13, 2012
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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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From Private to Public

Marco Beretta, editor

July 9, 2012
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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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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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Turning Points in Western Technology

D. S. L. Cardwell

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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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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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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Arrhenius

From Ionic Theory to the Greenhouse Effect

Elisabeth Crawford

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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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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The Atlantic Vision

Olaus Rudbeck and Baroque Science

Gunnar Eriksson

May 13, 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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Dictionary of Protopharmacology

Therapeutic Practices, 1700 - 1850

J. Worth Estes

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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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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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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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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Linnaeus

The Man and His Work

Tore Frängsmyr, ed.

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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Science in Sweden

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1739-1989

Tore Frängsmyr, ed.

May 13, 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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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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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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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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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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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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Nordic Energy Systems

Historical Perspectives and Current Issues

Arne Kaijser and Marika Hedin, eds.

May 13, 2012
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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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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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Center on the Periphery

Historical Aspects of 20th-Century Swedish Physics

Svante Lindqvist, ed.

May 13, 2012
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Museums of Modern Science

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

June 11, 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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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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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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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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Coriell

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

John O’Donnell

May 13, 2012
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Making the Modern Medical School

The Wisconsin Stories

Robert Oliver

May 13, 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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Scientists and their Responsibility

William R. Shea & Beat Sitter, eds.

May 13, 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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Memoirs on Paris Hospitals

1788

Jacques Tenon

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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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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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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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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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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