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.

The Making of Modern Anthrax 1875 1920

Author: James F. Stark
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 0822981742
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From the mid-nineteenth century onwards a number of previously unknown conditions were recorded in both animals and humans. Known by a variety of names, and found in diverse locations, by the end of the century these diseases were united under the banner of "anthrax." Stark offers a fresh perspective on the history of infectious disease. He examines anthrax in terms of local, national and global significance, and constructs a narrative that spans public, professional and geographic domains.

Regionalizing Science

Author: Simon Naylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317316029
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Victorian England, as is well known, produced an enormous amount of scientific endeavour, but what has previously been overlooked is the important role of geography on these developments. This book seeks to rectify this imbalance by presenting a historical geography of regional science.

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.

Medicine and Modernism

Author: L S Jacyna
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317314913
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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.