Christopher Lawrence

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That we perceive the past through the categories of the historian is a truism never so obvious as when a perceptive historian changes the categories. It is time someone wrote an account of how the historians have constructed the chemical revolution. For it is within this creation that Lavoisier nearly always appears. Somehow the appropriate frame of(More)
This book was a good idea. Writing a history of patient care in the early twentieth century from the perspective of technology makes a refreshing read. Howell has combed through the records of the New York and Pennsylvania hospitals for the first quarter of this century and shows convincingly how technology was increasingly, almost insidiously, built into(More)
agriculture" (pp. 193-267), "Medicine". including pharmacology (pp. 269-357), and "Sociology" (pp. 359-365). This volume is printed on good-quality paper, and is beautifully bound in glossy paper covers. One could easily appreciate the amount of work that was put into the preparation ofthe manuscripts of this volume, and in seeing them through the press.(More)
PAUL JULIAN WEINDLING, Darwinism and social Darwinism in Imperial Germany: the contribution of the cell biologist Oscar Hertwig (1849-1922), Forschungen zur Neueren Medizinund Biologiegeschichte 3, Stuttgart and New York, Gustav Fischer, 1991, pp. 355, illus., DM 148.00 (3-437-11305-4). This is the first major study for thirty years of the cell biologist(More)
historical dimensions of one of these questions; the implications of instrumental diagnosis. He charts the rise of the major diagnostic instruments of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and chronicles their gradual and not always enthusiastic adoption by the medical profession. He vividly illustrates both the profound diagnostic possibilities of(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated whether the Src inhibitor saracatinib (AZD0530) improved efficacy of weekly paclitaxel in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with platinum-resistant ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer were randomised 2 : 1 to receive 8-week cycles of weekly paclitaxel (wPxl; 80 mg/m(2)/week ×6 with(More)
SANDER GILMAN, Disease and representation. Images of illness from madness to AIDS, Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 1988, 8vo, pp. xiv, 320, illus., $37.50 (cloth), $13.95 (paperback). Sander Gilman has done a great deal to awaken medical historians to the value of pictorial evidence. His studies of the iconography of madness and Hugh W. Diamond's(More)
English-language account of fossils (Parkinson was a reconciler of palaeontology with the Scriptures), and his Observations on the nature and cure ofgout (1805)-a work largely derived from personal experience-astutely treated the disease as a constitutional disorder due to excessive acidity. Morris's accounts of Parkinson's medical and scientific ideas are(More)
Before I read this much awaited book I had intended to write an essay review but having finished it I can only call to mind Tolstoy's famous observation in Anna Karenina that "All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way". In other words, to write an essay review requires at least some points of contention and(More)
Aspergillus fumigatus is a ubiquitous airborne fungal pathogen that presents a life-threatening health risk to individuals with weakened immune systems. A. fumigatus pathogenicity depends on its ability to acquire iron from the host and to resist host-generated oxidative stress. Gaining a deeper understanding of the molecular mechanisms governing A.(More)