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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2007; 37suppl121–131 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2007.37.s.121
Published: 01 March 2007
... the wave function and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. Yet the Einstein-Rupp experiments have hardly received attention in the literature on the history of quantum mechanics. In part, this is a consequence of self-censorship in the physics community, enforced in the wake of the Rupp affair. Self...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 492117–150 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.2.117
Published: 01 April 2019
... physics biography of scientific instruments history of experiments discoveries evolution of experimental technique production of knowledge EUGENIO BERTOZZI* Establishing and Consolidating a Research Field: The Biography of the Wilson Cloud Chamber in the History of Particle Physics ABSTRACT This...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 485594–603 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.5.594
Published: 01 November 2018
... case narratives, some of them based on his direct experience. Although the conclusions he sought were purely quantitative ones, he returned repeatedly to these elemental accounts of the genesis of madness. This essay is part of a special issue entitled Histories of Data and the Database edited by...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 485604–615 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.5.604
Published: 01 November 2018
... anthropometric studies of native American populations in the early 1890s, which laid the foundation for his later critique of the race concept, and Wilhelm Johannsen’s experiments in barley breeding, which he carried out for the Carlsberg Laboratory around the same time and which prepared the ground for his...
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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
... the Indian experiences of science and technology has to become a priority. 3 As the three books reviewed in this essay demonstrate, the history of science and technology in India is well positioned to illustrate this turn or re-turn to specificity. In so doing, they offer to give greater nuance to...
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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
... Institute of Sa o Paulo University. R. do Mata o, 1371 Butanta , Sa o Paulo SP, 05508-090, heraclio.tavares@gmail.com The following abbreviations are used: CPDOC, Centro de Pesquisa e Documentac¸a o de Histo´ria Contempora nea do Brasil (Contemporary History Research and Documentation Center, Fundac¸a o...
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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
... science because he feels religions have the power to reverse the hard-earned autonomy of science (13). The book is therefore divided into two parts, the first of which describes the history of how religious institutions (primarily the Catholic Church) have suppressed scientific research since the...
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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
... collective and material practices and through the lens of social and political histories.3 Like other histories of science, this article works to contextualize the production of knowledge. Unlike most histories of mathematics, however, it foregrounds cultural history to do so. More specifically, this article...
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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
... Einstein s gyromagnetic experiments.2 Theorizing with data no longer seems like a perennial preoccupation for the post-post-Kuhnian history of science. Historians have since challenged the primacy of mathematical theory, or of theory in general; instruments have become an area of study in their own right...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-225–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.25
Published: 02 April 2020
... the United States in the 1940s both those who stayed in the U.S. and those who returned to China afterward as an experiment in transnational history of science. Spending a semester teaching the history of science at UC Berkeley as a visiting lecturer in spring 1999 gave me an opportunity to gain a...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-258–66 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.58
Published: 02 April 2020
... fields we practice—have played in the development of the history of science over the past half century. I argue that, as far as disciplines are concerned, we now find ourselves a bit closer to a situation described in our studies of the long eighteenth century than we were fifty years ago. This should...
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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
... explanation within the history of science.1 In the piece, Forman focused on the early generation of quantum physicists, based largely in Germany in the immediate aftermath of the First World War. He argued that many of these physicists seized upon probabilistic and seemingly acausal features of the emerging...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-217–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.17
Published: 02 April 2020
... experiment, what factors shaped their views about science, and how their views connect or do not connect with current science and philosophy.20 In terms of preferred or recommended methods of analysis, there has been some rapprochement between integrated HPS and the field of history of science. Historians of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-274–80 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.74
Published: 02 April 2020
... issue entitled Looking Backward, Looking Forward: HSNS at 50, edited by Erika Lorraine Milam. WhenHistorical Studies in the Physical Sciences (HSPS) first appeared, in 1969, it replaced Chymia, a history of chemistry annual published from 1948 to 1967. Given the ascendance of the history of modern...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-211–16 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.11
Published: 02 April 2020
... special issue entitled Looking Backward, Looking Forward: HSNS at 50, edited by Erika Lorraine Milam. Browsing through the last twenty years of Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences to use the current moniker of the triply rechristened journal or really any journal in the discipline of the history...
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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
... possible. He thought there was value in studying the past because history provided experience and suggested which processes played a role in determining outcomes. But, as he claimed in 1933, one of the most important evidences of history concerns the fact that nothing remains the same indefi- nitely in...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2199–208 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.199
Published: 02 April 2020
...). © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 Exploiting Nazi Science and Technology and the History of Technology Transfer BY HERMIONE GIFFARD* CHARLIE HALL. British Exploitation of German Science and Technology, 1943 1949. London and New York: Routledge, 2019. xiv þ 276 pp., index...
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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
...Eduardo Díaz Amado Diane Paul and Jeffrey Brosco . The PKU paradox. A Short History of a Genetic Disease . Baltimore, MD. : Johns Hopkins University Press , 2013 . 320 pp., illus. ISBN: 978-1421411316 . $27.95 (paperback). Ilana Löwy . Imperfect Pregnancies: A history of Birth...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2209–216 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.209
Published: 02 April 2020
... Condon’s Cooperative Vision: Science, Industry, and Innovation in Modern America . Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press , 2018 . xxi+320 pp., illus., index. ISBN 978-0-8229-4534-5 . $49.95 (hardcover). C. Bruce Tarter . The American Lab: An Insider’s History of Lawrence Livermore...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2012; 425389–431 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2012.42.5.389
Published: 01 November 2012
... that different strategies could be used in combination with each other. Analyzing the history of the use of these strategies permits a deeper understanding of how physicists designed experiments and used evidence in drawing conclusions. Attending to the patterns of strategy use also permits new...