History: History of Science & Technology

  • The Quest for the True Figure of the Earth: Ideas and Expeditions in Four Centuries of Geodesy book cover

    The Quest for the True Figure of the Earth

    Ideas and Expeditions in Four Centuries of Geodesy, 1st Edition

    By Michael Rand Hoare

    In the 1730s two expeditions set out from Paris on extraordinary journeys; the first was destined for the equatorial region of Peru, the second headed north towards the Arctic Circle. Although the eighteenth century witnessed numerous such adventures, these expeditions were different. Rather than…

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    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • Where Do We Come From? Is Darwin Correct?: A Philosophical and Critical Study of Darwin's Theory of “Natural Selection” book cover

    Where Do We Come From? Is Darwin Correct?

    A Philosophical and Critical Study of Darwin's Theory of “Natural Selection”, 1st Edition

    By Herbert Morse

    First published in 1911. The first chapter in this fascinating study devotes itself to a short preliminary introduction to Darwin’s ideas, and some remarks on the thoughts of the ancients on the subject and how matters stood in the period immediately preceding the appearance of Darwin himself. The…

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    Routledge Revivals

  • Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy: Johann Moriaen, Reformed Intelligencer and the Hartlib Circle book cover

    Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy

    Johann Moriaen, Reformed Intelligencer and the Hartlib Circle, 1st Edition

    By John T. Young

    Published in 1998, this is a fundamental re-assessment of the world-view of the alchemists, natural philosophers and intelligencers of the mid 17th century. Based almost entirely upon the extensive and hitherto little-researched manuscript archive of Samuel Hartlib, it charts and contextualises the…

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    Routledge Revivals

  • The History of Creation: Or the Development of the Earth and its Inhabitants by the Action of Natural Causes, Volume 1 book cover

    The History of Creation

    Or the Development of the Earth and its Inhabitants by the Action of Natural Causes, Volume 1, 1st Edition

    By Ernst Haeckel

    Originally published in 1899, The History of Creation was the first book of its kind to apply a doctrine to the whole range of organic morphology and make use of the effect Darwin had on biological sciences during the 19th century. Haeckel looks at Darwin’s reform of Descent Theory and its…

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    Routledge Revivals

  • Medicine at the Courts of Europe: 1500-1837 book cover

    Medicine at the Courts of Europe

    1500-1837, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vivian Nutton

    Originally published in 1990, Medicine at the Courts of Europe 1500-1837 is a collection of essays examining the whole range of medical activities in a variety of European courts, from Rome of the Borgias to the Russia of Catherine the Great. It documents the diverse influences of custom, wealth,…

    Paperback – 2020-05-31 
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine

  • Doctors, Bureaucrats, and Public Health in France: 1888-1902 book cover

    Doctors, Bureaucrats, and Public Health in France

    1888-1902, 1st Edition

    By Martha L. Hildreth

    Originally published in 1987 Doctors, Bureaucrats and Public Health in France focuses on crucial period of 1888-1902, arguably considered the creation of the modern medical system in France. Scientific developments, demographic and political concerns sparked unprecedented period of government…

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    Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine

  • An Introduction to the History of Medicine: From the Time of the Pharaohs to the End of the XVIIIth Century book cover

    An Introduction to the History of Medicine

    From the Time of the Pharaohs to the End of the XVIIIth Century, 1st Edition

    By Charles Greene Cumston

    Originally published in 1926, An Introduction to the History of Medicine is a compilation of reliable and essential contributions to the subject of the history of medicine. The book looks at the evolution of medicine from the practices in Ancient Egypt, to the medicine of the 16th century, and…

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    Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine

  • The Rise of the Medical Profession: A Study of Collective Social Mobility book cover

    The Rise of the Medical Profession

    A Study of Collective Social Mobility, 1st Edition

    By Noel Parry, José Parry

    Originally published in 1976 The Rise of the Medical Profession combines a sociological and historical approach to the rise of the medical profession in England. Sociologically it offers a theoretical framework which for the first time links the study of social mobility and professionalism with the…

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    Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Tudor and Stuart England book cover

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Tudor and Stuart England

    1st Edition

    By Audrey Eccles

    Originally published in 1982 Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Tudor and Stuart England traces the development of obstetrics and gynaecology over the past two centuries. Between the 16th and 18th century midwifery passed from a female mystery, employing traditional medicines and superstitions, to a…

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    Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine

  • Problems and Methods in the History of Medicine book cover

    Problems and Methods in the History of Medicine

    1st Edition

    Edited by Roy Porter, Andrew Wear

    Originally published in 1987, Problems and Methods in the History of Medicine is a collection of papers surveying and assessing the particular approaches and techniques which have been used in the history of medicine in the past or are still being developed (from the influence of Annales to the…

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    Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine

  • Medical Obituaries: American Physicians' Biographical Notices in Selected Medical Journals before 1907 book cover

    Medical Obituaries

    American Physicians' Biographical Notices in Selected Medical Journals before 1907, 1st Edition

    By Lisabeth M. Holloway

    Originally published in 1981, and then again in 1995, Medical Obituaries is an extensive index begun in the 1960s cataloguing biographical data for American physicians from the 18th and 19th century. The book is an extensive index of American physicians and surgeons and contains an extensive list…

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    Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine

  • A History of Medicine book cover

    A History of Medicine

    1st Edition

    By Arturo Castiglioni

    Originally published in 1941, A History of Medicine provides a detailed and comprehensive guide to the advancement of medicine, from Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Babylonia, all the way up to the 20th century. The book looks at the close relationship between the progress of medicine and its…

    Paperback – 2020-05-30 
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine

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