Category Archives: Science Studies

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Chemistry in Imperial and Weimar Germany

A review of Citizens of the Chemical Complex: Industrial Expertise and Science Philanthropy in Imperial and Weimar Germany, by Juan-Andres Leon. The German chemical industry…

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Science and Society in Medieval Islam

A review of Science and Society in Medieval Islam: Nasir al-Din Tusi and the Politics of Patronage, by Hadi Jorati. With his extraordinary grasp of…

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Madness in Republican China

A review of Spits, Chains, and Hospital Beds: A History of Madness in Republican Beijing, 1912-1938, by Emily Lauren Baum. This widely researched dissertation explores…

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Colonial Botany in British India

A review of Making Useful Knowledge: British Naturalists in Colonial India, 1784-1820 by Minakshi Menon. This dissertation takes for its remit the emergence of colonial…

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Anatomical Collections in 19th-c. Medicine

A review of Preparations on the Move: The Leiden Anatomical Collections in the Nineteenth Century, by Hieke Huistra. In the nineteenth century, medicine underwent a…