Christopher Lawrence

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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 of the manuscripts of this volume, and in seeing them through the press.(More)
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)
English-language account of fossils (Parkinson was a reconciler of palaeontology with the Scriptures), and his Observations on the nature and cure ofgout (1 805)-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)
institutional programmes, and social ideologies that constitute the "origins" of twentieth-century psychology, will provide an alternative historiography. The essays do not establish a connected alternative history to Boring's; rather, they illustrate the sort of work which is emerging as historians accept that the development of a science is as(More)
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 photography have brought a broad cultural-historical perspective to images previously open only to narrower interpretations. Some of the earlier madness studies are more or less replicated in(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)
literature, but also on a detailed survey of the objects on which the literature was based, by a practised histologist familiar with the longer-lasting techniques. The result is an attractively-produced book containing a wealth of illustrations from a wide range of sources, including pictures of old preparations made through the microscope as well as(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)
strictly clinical or strictly scientific. They were often a happy combination of the two as Holmes brought his knowledge of basic anatomy, microscopy, physiology, and pathology to bear on the problems presented by clinical neurology. Like its predecessor, this volume reproduces Holmes's papers in facsimile, so the individual papers display a profusion of(More)