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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2014; 445470–502 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2014.44.5.470
Published: 01 November 2014
... explore the peaceful uses of atomic energy, in particular with regard to building nuclear reactors. One of the committee’s goals was to use nuclear power to make the country less reliant on foreign energy provisions. Yet, this paper reveals that the atomic energy project resulted in actually increasing...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 47142–75 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.1.42
Published: 01 February 2017
..., testing the strength of central emotional tenets such as patriotism and objectivity. This article uses emotional communities as a framework for exploring the push and pull between social patterns and individual choices in this critical moment in Argentina’s history, when new and powerful ideas about...
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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
... opium) were often substances of a dual nature; that is, they were potentially both therapeutic and toxic (27) depending on use and intent, and this moderated approaches by both Indian practitioners and East India Company naturalists. Later chapters switch to issues of evidence and the law, as well as...
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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; 501-2183–198 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.183
Published: 02 April 2020
..., collected, stored, and used by different institutions, authorities, experts, and lay people. Biographical information, laboratory results, and biological samples are stored and classified in biobanks, electronic health records, and various devices, like smartphones and tablets.1 Sharing and analyzing...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-241–49 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.41
Published: 02 April 2020
... science, Forman 3, epochal break, science and technology studies *Cyrus C. M. Mody, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands; c.mody@maastrichtuniversity.nl. The following abbreviations are used: HSNS, Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences;HSPS, Historical...
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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
... reception. *Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA, julimen@mit.edu, dikaiser@mit.edu. The following abbreviation is used: HSPS, Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences and Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences...
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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
...Melissa Charenko In the early twentieth century, there was no consensus about the nature of climate. Focusing on ecological understandings of climate, this article contends that the diverse scientific practices used by ecologists to reconstruct past climates resulted in different notions of climate...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2129–182 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.129
Published: 02 April 2020
...Petr A. Druzhinin This study explores the full set of handwritten and printed materials associated with the 1869 publication of the first version of Dmitrii Mendeleev’s periodic system of elements: “An Attempt at a System of Elements Based on Their Atomic Weight and Chemical Affinity.” Using...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494384–419 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.384
Published: 01 September 2019
... curb fossil *American Institute of Physics, College Park, MD, 20740, ghenderson@aip.org The following abbreviations are used: AAAS, American Association for the Advancement of Science; CEQ, Council of Environmental Quality; CPP, AAAS Climate Program Papers, Washington, DC; JCL, Jimmy Carter Library and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494351–383 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.351
Published: 01 September 2019
...Jaehwan Hyun This article examines the interaction between human population genetics and the reconstruction of national identities and histories. Since the first use of mitochondrial DNA analysis of human origins in 1987, scientific research on population history using genetic technologies, or...
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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
..., the Martian and Panamanian canal narratives intersected at points that reveal mutual values relating to the use of political rhetoric in science and the idealization of science and scientists. Some of those shared values include the dichotomy of old and new, the emphasis on technoscientific progress...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 493241–272 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.3.241
Published: 01 June 2019
..., Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304; austr@sas.upenn.edu The following abbreviations are used: AH, Agricultural History; ANOM, Archives nationales d outre-mer (France); CH, California History; EEC, European Economic Community; HSNS, Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences; IAA, Institut agricole d Alge´rie; IFAC...
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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
... petitioned for the use of his vaccine but to no avail. Sabin s vaccine thus remained as the polio vaccine of choice for decades. The next chapter chronicles the concept behind the Salk Institute for Bio- logical Sciences, which, Jacobs claims, was built on Salk s ideal for saving humanity. This endeavor was...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 492151–193 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.2.151
Published: 01 April 2019
...- cated facilities and equipment rather than the use of pre-existing, generic laboratory space, and complex, hierarchical staffing arrangements that, in addition to employing administrative and technical support personnel, coa- lesce sizable teams of researchers from across institutions, disciplines, and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 49170–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.1.70
Published: 01 February 2019
..., Ph.D., Space History Curator, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; shindellm@si.edu. The following abbreviations are used: AEA, American Economic Association; CEA, Council of Economic Advisers; NAS, the Academy for National Academy of Sciences; NDRC, National...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 49141–69 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.1.41
Published: 01 February 2019
...Kim Kleinman Edgar Anderson of the Missouri Botanical Garden had long and rich collaborations with such mathematicians and mathematically inclined biologists as R. A. Fisher, Sewall Wright, and John Tukey. It was Anderson’s Iris data that Fisher used to develop his linear discriminant function to...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 485627–636 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.5.627
Published: 01 November 2018
..., despite the backing of leading social scientists and key government officials, the center never materialized. Data center critics lashed out at the proposed Center s Orwellian potential for centralizing personal data. The journalist Vance Packard warned: Let us remember 1984 is only 17 years away. My own...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 485659–672 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.5.659
Published: 01 November 2018
... surprising move since *Centre Maurice Halbwachs, CNRS/ENS/EHESS, Ecole normale supe´rieure, 42 Boulevard Jourdan,75014, Paris, edidier@ehess.fr The following abbreviations are used: FDA, U.S. Food & Drug Administration; HGMD, HumanGeneMutationDatabase;HGP,HumanGenomeProject;NIH,U.S.National Institutes of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 485549–556 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.5.549
Published: 01 November 2018
..., information, bureaucracy, computation, measurement, and stan- dards. We somehow were surfing with only a dim consciousness of the waves that propelled us until, in the manner of Molie`re s character Jourdain, we discovered that we had been discussing data all along. These investigations were not seen as the...