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Experimenting with Chemical Bodies
A review of Experimenting with Chemical Bodies: Science, Medicine, and Philosophy in the Long History of Reinier de Graaf’s Experiments on Digestion, ...
Revealing the Sensorial World of Plants
A review of The Sensorial Invisibility of Plants: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry through Bio Art and Neurobiology, by Laura Cinti. Laura Cinti’s dissert...
Aesthesis & the Leiden Anatomical Collections
A review of Aesthesis in Anatomy: Materiality and Elegance in the Eighteenth-Century Leiden Anatomical Collections, by Marieke Maria Anna Hendriksen B...
Colonial Scientific Literature of the Americas
A review of Mining Empire, Planting Empire: The Colonial Scientific Literatures of the Americas, by Allison Margaret Bigelow. Mining Empire, Planting ...
Clocks & Time in Edo Japan
A review of Clocks and Time in Edo Japan, by Yulia Frumer. The logic of mechanical clock faces is seemingly obvious. We look at them...
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Institute of Experimental Medicine, St Petersburg
A review of The Institute of Experimental Medicine (Научно–исследовательный институт экспериментальной медицины) (St. Petersburg). In November o...
The Sonification of Scientific Data
A review of Lobbying for the Ear: The Public Fascination with and Academic Legitimacy of the Sonification of Scientific Data, by Alexandra Supper. Son...
Automatic Writing in France 1857-1930
A review of Scripting the Mind: Automatic Writing in France, 1857-1930, by Alexandra Katerina Bacopoulos-Viau. This excellent dissertation by Alexandr...
Canada’s Mandatory Immigration HIV Screening
A review of Cordon Sanitaire or Healthy Policy? How Prospective Immigrants with HIV are Organized by Canada’s Mandatory HIV Screening Policy, by Laura...
History of Advertising Trust Archives UK
A review of the History of Advertising Trust Archives, Raveningham, Norfolk, United Kingdom. In March 2013, I spent a couple of days looking at books....
Governing Polio in Cold War Hungary
A review of Iron Curtain, Iron Lungs: Governing Polio in Cold War Hungary, 1952-1963, by Dora Vargha. In Iron Curtain, Iron Lungs, Dora Vargha investi...
Daoism & Medicine in Early Medieval China
A review of Daoists and Doctors: The Role of Medicine in Six Dynasties Shangqing Daoism, by Michael Stanley-Baker. Michael Stanley-Baker’s dissertatio...