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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 495471–503 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.5.471
Published: 01 November 2019
...Tal Arbel This article examines Hebrew translations of World War II–era psychology handbooks as means of transmission for scientific knowledge and as a mechanism for the cross-cultural spread of behavioral modernity. While drawing a broad, vivid picture of transnational military mobilities postwar...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 503311–322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.3.311
Published: 28 May 2020
... causation, is of importance to religious believers and secular philosophers alike (1). In the first two chapters of the book, Ruse describes the history of the idea of purpose by drawing from two Western sources: Athens ( the start of philosophy ) and Jerusalem ( the start of religion ) (xv). While...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 503302–310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.3.302
Published: 28 May 2020
... historian, but he also draws from sociology to examine moments of practice premised more on collaborative and experi- ential constructions of knowledge (12). Sen s key contribution is thus exam- ining not only philosophical rationalization focusing on the relationship between ostensibly traditional and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 503217–247 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.3.217
Published: 28 May 2020
..., and invented his way to fame and fortune. Some, like Powell, managed to draw from longstanding traditions of European science while remaining distinctly, perhaps ruggedly, American. Edison, on the other hand, who was celebrated as the embodiment of Yankee ingenuity, was said to harbor disdain for...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 503248–301 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.3.248
Published: 28 May 2020
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-231–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.31
Published: 02 April 2020
... likely the very first to draw upon the ambitious and sprawling Archive for History of Quantum Physics project, which had been directed by Kuhn and on which Forman had served as a young assistant during the early 1960s.2 Weimar culture was not Forman s first professional publication in the history of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-281–89 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.81
Published: 02 April 2020
... processing to feed into new methodologies for drawing inferences about the natural world. Contemporary datafication appeals directly to the historian s instinct: What might past data practices tell us about what we are seeing in the present? What can historical cases of the construction of data teach us...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-25–10 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.5
Published: 02 April 2020
....10 In addition to this industrial context, McCormmach returned to the question of worldviews and the sometimes vituperative and ad hominem debates around them at the turn of the century. The contrast to Forman s treatment of analogous debates in the 1920s is worth drawing out. In For- man s account...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-290–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.90
Published: 02 April 2020
... plant ecologists in the United States came to emphasize the influence of environmental factors, particularly the climate, on the nature and structure of vegetation by drawing on phytogeography, the geographical dis- tribution of plants, developed by Alexander von Humboldt and further refined by European...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2183–198 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.183
Published: 02 April 2020
... moral or legal duties of doctors, but also to protecting society from producing unhealthy offspring. Maehle draws attention to the American feminist writer, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who supported the idea of eradicating venereal disease. In her opinion, it was necessary that women were enabled to lead...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 475602–628 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.5.602
Published: 01 November 2017
... 1848. Arguing that metaphors of the organism and the state did different work in the discourse communities of German political theorists and biologists through the 1840s, it then traces Vogt’s life and work to show how politics and biology came together in his biography. It draws on Vogt’s political...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 474459–493 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.4.459
Published: 01 September 2017
...Johan Gribbe; Olof Hallonsten The cross-disciplinary field of materials science emerged and grew to prominence in the second half of the twentieth century, drawing theoretical and experimental strength from the rapid progress in several natural sciences disciplines and connecting to many industrial...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 495566–572 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.5.566
Published: 01 November 2019
... population must be equated with decreasing social stability and productivity. The rise of optimistic perspectives on aging societies, and their historical ubiquity, forms a complex backdrop toMoreira s own study, which draws explicitly and self-consciously on the dual methodological founda- tions of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 495573–584 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.5.573
Published: 01 November 2019
... explicate this allegedly highly 576 | U NGUREANU politicized fundamentalism by assessing the claims presented throughout the Museum, drawing primarily from their own experiences visiting the site. They closely examine (occasionally in excessive and unnecessary detail) its exhibits, dioramas, display cases...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 495504–555 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.5.504
Published: 01 November 2019
.... In de Vries model, the living protoplasm creates resistance to filtration by sealing off the cell sap and preventing the sugars, salts, and dyes stored within from escaping. If the protoplasm is killed, no such filtration resistance devel- ops. Thus regulated and contained, the cell sap draws...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494447–458 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.447
Published: 01 September 2019
... questions: where did stem cell research come from, and why have its international man- ifestations varied so greatly? Another critical question is how historical con- ceptions in stem cell research retain their relevance through time, even as the science changes significantly. Drawing on her background in...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494459–469 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.459
Published: 01 September 2019
...- strated that science teaching cannot be considered an act of passive transmis- sion of knowledge. 14 Shapiro draws from this conclusion and situates the Scopes Trial within the history of textbook publishing. He elaborately shows how and why a multipronged battle over public school education, rural-urban...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494420–446 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.420
Published: 01 September 2019
... Creation of a Popular Icon, Imago Mundi 58, no. 2 (2006): 198 211, and Elena Canadelli, Some Curious Drawings: Mars Through Giovanni Schiaparelli s Eyes: Between Science and Fiction, Nuncius XXIV (2009): 439 64. 9. For a history of Lowell and the canal debate, see generally Hoyt, Lowell and Mars (ref...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 493338–349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.3.338
Published: 01 June 2019
... image as a behaviorist who regarded thoughts and beliefs as unworthy of scientific attention; and his rep- utation as a turncoat who received special treatment from the communist party for his support of the Bolshevik Revolution. Drawing from a wealth of materi- als documents ranging from the records of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 493300–337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.3.300
Published: 01 June 2019
... history of the fact draws attention to relationships, convergences, and contingent historical developments that can be obscured following more traditional areas of focus on individual dis- ciplines, thus highlighting interactions between ostensibly distinct knowl- edge traditions. 20 In particular...