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Milk & Typhoid in Victorian Britain
A review of The Perfect Food and the Filth Disease: Milk, Typhoid Fever, and the Science of State Medicine in Victorian Britain, 1850-1900, by Jacob.....
The Military & the British Countryside
A review of “Britain an Island Again”: Nature, the Military, and Popular Views of the British Countryside, c.1930-1965, by Sophia Davis. When I was a....
Stress & the Pituitary-Adrenal Cortical System
A review of Constituting the Stress Response: Collaborative Networks and the Elucidation of the Pituitary-Adrenal Cortical System, 1930s-1960s, by Tul...
Food Labeling in the “Affluent Society”
A review of Accounting for Taste: Regulating Food Labeling in the “Affluent Society”, 1945-1995, by Xaq Frohlich. Xaq Frohlich’s dissertation Accounti...
Anthropometric Photography & Questionnaires
Anthropometric Photography, Questionnaires and the Victorian Age I am often asked by some of my colleagues whether there is any value to the technique...
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Wellcome Archives, London
A review of the Wellcome Archives, London, United Kingdom. Dreams are intensely private entities, or so historians working on the post-war period have...
Biopolitics & American Flu Pandemics
A review of Biopolitics and the Influenza Pandemics of 1918 and 2009 in the United States: Power, Immunity, and the Law, by Alina Baciu. Like...
George Ripley’s Alchemy
A review of The Alchemy of George Ripley, 1470-1700, by Jennifer Rampling. Over the past decade or so, scholars of the history of science have...
The Economics of Pathological Laboratories
A review of Betwixt and Between: Production and Commodification of Knowledge in a Medical School Pathological Anatomy Laboratory, Strasbourg (mid-19th...
Alternative Treatments for Neurasthenia in Japan
A review of A Disorder of Ki: Alternative Treatments for Neurasthenia in Japan, 1890-1945, by Yu-Chuan Wu. Since the latter half of the 1990s, Japanes...
Astronomical Knowledge in Early Modern India
A review of The Spatialization of Knowledge and Power at the Observatories of Sawai Jai Singh II c. 1721-43 CE, by Susan N. Johnson-Roehr. Susan...
Margaret Murray’s Egyptological Career
A review of The Lady and the Looking Glass: Margaret Murray’s Life in Archaeology, by Kathleen Sheppard. Although academic research on women scientist...