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the city to mark the sesquicentennial anniversary of its inception as the Medical College of Louisiana in 1834, Professor Duffy was the obvious choice as its author. A history of any American medical school with old roots can be useful as a case study of how nineteenth-century proprietary schools with tiny, part-time faculties were transformed into massive,… (More)
We report on the characterization of nanometer-scale torsional devices based on individual single-walled carbon nanotubes as the spring elements. The axial shear moduli of the nanotubes are obtained through modeling of device reaction to various amounts of applied electrostatic force and are compared to theoretical values.
A review of literature and research in the history of science, medicine and technology in its intellectual and social context EDITORIAL POLICY. History of Science aims to provide analysis, review and assessment of specific topics in the history of science, medicine and technology. Intending contributors should note that straightforward research articles are… (More)
and shows that there are no insuperable philosophical problems in postulating a naturalistic, causal mode of social analysis which transcends the limited explanatory power of mere common sense, and the anti-causal view that all that can be offered are rule-obeying descriptions of actors' meanings of their performances. One significant distinction between… (More)
IT IS notoriously difficult to deal clearly and accurately with the history of controversy over priority, and the dispute over priority in blood transfusion recently explored by Dr. A. D. Farr in this journal is no exception.' The story has often been told from various points of view:2 and we ourselves printed many documents connected with the controversy… (More)
Recent scholarship regarding the idea of a U.S. Empire has raised serious questions as to the feasibility and desirability of imperial ambitions. This paper traces the debate over the net-benefit of empire back to the Classical economists. Adam Smith argued that the British Empire was a net cost while John Stuart Mill concluded the same empire was a net… (More)