Typhoid in Uppingham

Author: Nigel Richardson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317313909
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Explores public health strategy and central-local government relations during the mid-nineteenth-century, using the experience of Uppingham, England, as a micro-historical case study. This study compares the sanitary state of the community with others nearby, and Uppingham School with comparable schools of that era.

Communities of Science in Nineteenth Century Ireland

Author: Juliana Adelman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317315766
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Adelman challenges historians to reassess the relationship between science and society, showing that the unique situation in Victorian Ireland can nonetheless have important implications for wider European interpretations of the development of this relationship during a period of significant change.

Natural History Societies and Civic Culture in Victorian Scotland

Author: Diarmid A Finnegan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317315731
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The relationship between science and civil society is essential to our understanding of cultural change during the Victorian era. Finnegan's study looks at the shifting nature of this process during the nineteenth century, using Scotland as the focus for his argument.

James Watt Chemist

Author: David Philip Miller
Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Limited
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In the Victorian era, James Watt became an iconic engineer, but in his own time he was also an influential chemist. Miller examines Watt’s illustrious engineering career in light of his parallel interest in chemistry, arguing that Watt’s conception of steam engineering relied upon chemical understandings.Part I of the book – Representations – examines the way James Watt has been portrayed over time, emphasizing sculptural, pictorial and textual representations from the nineteenth century. As an important contributor to the development of arguably the most important technology of industrialization, Watt became a symbol that many groups of thinkers were anxious to claim. Part II – Realities – focuses on reconstructing the unsung ‘chemical Watt’ instead of the lionized engineer.

Domesticating Electricity

Author: Graeme Gooday
Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Limited
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A socio-cultural study of the history of electricity during the late Victorian and Edward periods. It shows how technology, authority and gender interacted in pre-World War I Britain.

Medicine and Modernism

Author: L S Jacyna
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317314921
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An in-depth study of the English neurologist and polymath Sir Henry Head (1861-1940). Head bridged the gap between science and the arts. He was a published poet who had close links with such figures as Thomas Hardy and Siegfried Sassoon. His research into the nervous system and the relationship between language and the brain broke new ground.

The Science of History in Victorian Britain

Author: Ian Hesketh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317322959
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Hesketh challenges accepted notions of a single scientific approach to history. Instead, he draws on a variety of sources – monographs, lectures, correspondence – from eminent Victorian historians to uncover numerous competing discourses.

The Making of British Anthropology 1813 1871

Author: Efram Sera-Shriar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317319869
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Victorian anthropology has been called an 'armchair practice', distinct from the scientific discipline of the 20th century. Sera-Shriar argues that anthropology went through a process of innovation which built on bservational study and that nineteenth-century anthropology laid the foundations for the field-based science of today.

Science and Societies in Frankfurt Am Main

Author: Ayako Sakurai
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317319818
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Sakurai presents a study of how scientific societies affected the social and political life of a city. As it did not have a university or a centralized government, Frankfurt am Main is an ideal case study of how scientific associations – funded by private patronage for the good of the local populace – became an important centre for natural history.

The Medical Trade Catalogue in Britain 1870 1914

Author: Claire L Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317318765
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By the late nineteenth century advances in medical knowledge, technology and pharmaceuticals led to the development of a thriving commercial industry. Drawing on over 400 medical trade catalogues Jones presents a study of the changing nature of medical professionalism.