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Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine


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Studies in the History of Science Technology and Medicine aims to stimulate research in the field, concentrating on the twentieth century. It seeks to contribute to our understanding of science, technology and medicine as they are embedded in society, exploring the links between the subjects on the one hand, and the cultural, economic, political and institutional contexts of their genesis and development on the other. Within this framework, and while not favouring any particular methodological approach, the series welcomes studies which examine relations between science, technology, medicine and society in new ways, e.g. the social construction of technologies, large technical systems.

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George Wilson's Vision of Early Victorian Science and Technology Unity in Variety

George Wilson's Vision of Early Victorian Science and Technology: Unity in Variety

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By David F. Channell
October 14, 2022

This volume is a comprehensive study of George Wilson, a leading advocate for evangelical science and for the role of biology in technology – it examines his work to develop a unitary vision of Victorian science and technology by drawing upon religion, transcendental natural history, and Baconian ...

Germs in the English Workplace, c.1880–1945

Germs in the English Workplace, c.1880–1945

1st Edition

By Laura Newman
August 29, 2022

This book looks at how the workplace was transformed through a greater awareness of the roles that germs played in English working lives from c.1880 to 1945. Cutting across a diverse array of occupational settings – such as the domestic kitchen, the milking shed, the factory, and the Post Office – ...

Pathogens Crossing Borders Global Animal Diseases and International Responses, 1860–1947

Pathogens Crossing Borders: Global Animal Diseases and International Responses, 1860–1947

1st Edition

By Cornelia Knab
August 02, 2022

The increasing globalization of trade, travel and transport since the mid-19th century had unwelcome consequences – one of them was the spread of contagious animal diseases over greater distances in a shorter time than ever before. Borders and national control strategies proved to be insufficient ...

Evidence in Action between Science and Society Constructing, Validating, and Contesting Knowledge

Evidence in Action between Science and Society: Constructing, Validating, and Contesting Knowledge

1st Edition

Edited By Sarah Ehlers, Stefan Esselborn
July 15, 2022

This volume is an interdisciplinary attempt to insert a broader, historically informed perspective into current political and academic debates on the issue of evidence and the reliability of scientific knowledge. The tensions between competing paradigms, different bodies of knowledge and the ...

Lifestyle and Medicine in the Enlightenment The Six Non-Naturals in the Long Eighteenth Century

Lifestyle and Medicine in the Enlightenment: The Six Non-Naturals in the Long Eighteenth Century

1st Edition

Edited By James Kennaway, Rina Knoeff
March 25, 2020

The biggest challenges in public health today are often related to attitudes, diet and exercise. In many ways, this marks a return to the state of medicine in the eighteenth century, when ideals of healthy living were a much more central part of the European consciousness than they have become ...

Medicine and Justice Medico-Legal Practice in England and Wales, 1700–1914

Medicine and Justice: Medico-Legal Practice in England and Wales, 1700–1914

1st Edition

By Katherine D. Watson
December 11, 2019

This monograph makes a major new contribution to the historiography of criminal justice in England and Wales by focusing on the intersection of the history of law and crime with medical history. It does this through the lens provided by one group of historical actors, medical professionals who gave...

Social Class and Mental Illness in Northern Europe

Social Class and Mental Illness in Northern Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Petteri Pietikäinen, Jesper Vaczy Kragh
October 10, 2019

This book examines the relationship between social class and mental illness in Northern Europe during the 20th century. Contributors explore the socioeconomic status of mental patients, the possible influence of social class on the diagnoses and treatment they received in psychiatric institutions, ...

Politics, Statistics and Weather Forecasting, 1840-1910 Taming the Weather

Politics, Statistics and Weather Forecasting, 1840-1910: Taming the Weather

1st Edition

By Aitor Anduaga
July 17, 2019

Weather forecasting is the most visible branch of meteorology and has its modern roots in the nineteenth century when scientists redefined meteorology in the way weather forecasts were made, developing maps of isobars, or lines of equal atmospheric pressure, as the main forecasting tool. This book ...

Medical Memories and Experiences in Postwar East Germany Treatments of the Past

Medical Memories and Experiences in Postwar East Germany: Treatments of the Past

1st Edition

By Markus Wahl
June 10, 2019

This book draws on the example of the major cities of Leipzig and Dresden to illustrate continuity and change in public health in the German Democratic Republic. Based on archival work, it will demonstrate how members of the medical profession successfully manipulated their pre-1945 past in order ...

Cold Science Environmental Knowledge in the North American Arctic during the Cold War

Cold Science: Environmental Knowledge in the North American Arctic during the Cold War

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen Bocking, Daniel Heidt
March 12, 2019

Science during the Cold War has become a matter of lively interest within the historical research community, attracting the attention of scholars concerned with the history of science, the Cold War, and environmental history. The Arctic—recognized as a frontier of confrontation between the ...

Pioneering Health in London, 1935-2000 The Peckham Experiment

Pioneering Health in London, 1935-2000: The Peckham Experiment

1st Edition

By David Kuchenbuch
October 12, 2018

The Peckham Experiment, conducted between 1935 and 1950 in the London Pioneer Health Centre, was one of the most talked-about social experiments of the 20th century. Families from the South London neighbourhood of Peckham were invited to use the facilities of a radiantly modern building. They were ...

Soviet Science and Engineering in the Shadow of the Cold War

Soviet Science and Engineering in the Shadow of the Cold War

1st Edition

By Hiroshi Ichikawa
September 27, 2018

The 1950s were a vital time in the history of science. In accordance with the intensification of the Cold War, many scientific talents were mobilized to several military-related research and development projects not only in the United States, but also in the Soviet Union. Contrary to the ...

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