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Breastfeeding in the Twentieth Century
A review of Feeding Babies, Making Mothers: The Science, Practice and Meaning of Breastfeeding in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century, by Jessica...
Science Wednesdays on Dissertation Reviews
Starting from September 12 2012, Dissertation Reviews will give you a big hit of science every Wednesday — from Bioethics Dissertation Reviews (...
Constructivism & Mass-Observation in Britain
A review of Scientific Moderns, by Boris Jardine. Boris Jardine’s dissertation, Scientific Moderns, is a rich and detailed analysis of two intellectua...
Cancer & Causality
A review of Causality in Medicine with Particular Reference to the Viral Causation of Cancers, by Brendan Clarke. Brendan Clarke tackles one of the ma...
Computer Science & White-Collar Work
A review of Post-Industrial Engineering: Computer Science and the Organization of White-Collar Work, 1945-1975, by Andrew Mamo. How might historians c...
The Herschels: A Scientific Family
A review of The Herschels: A Scientific Family in Training, by Emily Winterburn. William Herschel and his family have long been subjects of interest f...
Nutritional Science in Uganda, 1935-1973
A review of “A Healthy Child Comes from a Healthy Mother”: Mwanamugimu and Nutritional Science in Uganda, 1935-1973, by Jennifer Tappan. The dissertat...
Textbooks & Production of Genetic Knowledge
A review of Shaping Science with the Past: Textbooks, History, and the Disciplining of Genetics, by Jeffrey Skopek. In your high school biology class,...
Social History of Knowledge in the Slaveholding Atlantic World
A review of Plantation Technocrats: A Social History of Knowledge in the Slaveholding Atlantic World, 1830-1865, by Daniel Rood It would be impossible...
Ordinary Pathways to Science in the Victorian Era
A review of Object Lessons: Sensory Science Education, 1830-1870, by Melanie Keene. Historically science popularization was often viewed as a top down...
A Day in the Artificial Life
A review of Harnessing Non-Modernity: A Case Study of Artificial Life, by Christine Aicardi. Twenty-five years in, and Artificial Life soldiers on, a ...
The Role of Dogs in Darwin’s Scientific Career
A review of The Hunter’s Gaze: Charles Darwin and the Role of Dogs and Sport in Nineteenth Century Natural History, by David Allan Feller. In...