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Harmonious Investigators of Nature: Music and the Persona of the German Naturforscher in the Nineteenth Century
Argument During the early nineteenth century, the German Association of Investigators of Nature and Physicians (Versammlung Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte) drew upon the cultural resource ofExpand
The History of a Modern Malady , Breathing Space : How Allergies Shape Our Lives and Landscapes and Sick Building Syndrome and the Problem of Uncertainty
In 1994, historians Warwick Anderson, Myles Jackson and Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz issued a call to historians to produce more analytical and critical accounts of the history of immunology.Expand
Harmonious Triads: Physicists, Musicians, and Instrument Makers in Nineteenth-Century Germany
Historically, music was long classified as both art and science. Aspects of music--from the mathematics of tuning to the music of the celestial spheres--were primarily studied as science until theExpand
  • M. Jackson
  • Sociology
  • The Historical Journal
  • 13 February 2007
Making modern science: a historical survey. By Peter J. Bowler and Iwan Rhys Morus. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2005. Pp. viii+528. ISBN 0-226-06861-7. $25.00. The morals ofExpand
From Theodolite to Spectral Apparatus: Joseph von Fraunhofer and the Invention of a German Optical Research-Technology
One of Joseph von Fraunhofer’s (1787–1826) greatest contributions to technical optics had its roots in ordnance surveying. Fraunhofer, the German territories’ leading optician and optical-glassExpand
Spectrum of Belief: Joseph von Fraunhofer and the Craft of Precision Optics
In the nineteenth century, scientific practice underwent a dramatic transformation from personal endeavor to business enterprise. In Spectrum of Belief, Myles Jackson explores this transformationExpand
A Spectrum of Belief: Goethe's `Republic' versus Newtonian `Despotism'
This paper offers a contextualized study of Goethe's Zur Farbenlehre. Goethe's work on colour theory did not merely depict his disdain for the Newtonian doctrine of light and colours: it illustratedExpand
Music, Sound, and the Laboratory from 1750 to 1980
The understanding of sound underwent profound changes with the advent of laboratory science in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. New techniques of sound visualization and detection, the use ofExpand