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Try It Now – The Globe and Mail

Scientist’s early fieldwork blazed the way for Arctic resource exploration – and he even had a mineral named in his honour

histscimedtech 17 September 2014

Why Astrobiology Matters to the Humanities | Insights: Scholarly Work at the John W. Kluge Center

blogs.loc.gov - Jason Steinhauer
Cluster within Star-Forming Region in the Small Magellanic Cloud. NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) – ESA/Hubble Collaboration, January 8, 2007. For the second year in a row, scholars in philosophy, the social sciences and humanities will come together with scientists at the Kluge Center this week to discuss the implications of astrobiology research on humanity and society. What does astrobiology matter to philosophers, anthropologists, historians and religion scholars? A gre…  »

histscimedtech 17 September 2014

Raphael Scholl – Blog – How much work can Mill’s method of difference do?

raphaelscholl.org - Raphael Scholl
I have a new paper coming out in the European Journal for Philosophy of Science, and here’s a link to a preprint on the PhilSci archive. One of the basic ideas in scientific methodology is that in experiments you should “vary one thing at a time while keeping everything else constant”. This is often called Mill’s method of difference due to John Stuart Mill’s influential formulation of the principle in his System of Logic of 1843. Like many great ideas (think of natural selection), the method of  »

histscimedtech 17 September 2014

Destitution, Seduction and Abandonment, and the Drink: Prostitution in New York, 1853 – History of Medicine News University at Buffalo Libraries

libweb.lib.buffalo.edu - Linda Lohr
In the History of Medicine Collection! Dr. William Wallace Sanger was born in Connecticut in 1819.  After receiving his MD from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York in 1847 he spent some time at Bellevue Hospital.  He was subsequently appointed as the first resident physician at the Blackwell’s Island Houses of Correction.  In 1853 concerns about the increase in prostitutes in New York prompted the city’s aldermen to authorize Dr. Sanger to investigate the reasons why women turned…  »

histscimedtech 17 September 2014

The evening world. (New York, N.Y.) 1887-1931, May 07, 1914, Image 7 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

The evening world. (New York, N.Y.) 1887-1931, May 07, 1914, Image 7, brought to you by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation, and the National Digital Newspaper Program.

histscimedtech 17 September 2014

Ptak Science Books: "Render the Light Soft and Cool"–Found Poetical Bits in Scientific Advertising, 1899

longstreet.typepad.com - John F. Ptak
JF Ptak Science Books   Quick Post I have seen many thousands of pages in the populist hard-science journal, Nature, from its opening volume in 1869 through WWII–at least those are what I have in the studiom ready for a browse. (In recent years even a good share of the titles in Nature are mysterious to me–I’m more able to do cover-to-cover grazing before WWII.)  In any event I have notice many times certain poetical phrasing in the ads of the later issues (adverts coming into being a few dec…  »

histscimedtech 17 September 2014

Alquimia del dolor

Estudios sobre medicina y literatura Alquimia del dolor pretende explorar las relaciones entre medicina y literatura tanto en la perspectiva de la más…

histscimedtech 17 September 2014

Medical privacy, 1950 style | Amboceptor

Without really working in a medical field, I still hear a lot about medical privacy and HIPAA. And how any public presentation of patient information needs to be anonymized, any identifying details need to be removed, any irrelevant personal details need to be removed, populations need to be profiled rather than individuals, and generally all […]

histscimedtech 17 September 2014

The Vega Science Trust – Bernal and the Social Function of Science – Science Video

Professor Chris Freeman, the founder and first director of the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex introduces J.D. Bernal. As well as becoming one of the first social scientists Bernal was the father of the protein crystallography techniques which enabled the double helix structure of DNA to be unravelled.

histscimedtech 16 September 2014

A devil of a cure | The Quack Doctor

One must always be grateful for small mercies. When a giant jazz-hands Satan is trampling amok on your planet of residence, you can at least gain comfort from the fact he has kept his underpants on. This depiction of Old Nick was registered as a trademark in 1915 by the … Continue reading

histscimedtech 16 September 2014

Position: Assistant Professor in the History and Rhetoric of Science and Technology – News from UC Berkeley Department of Rhetoric

The Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor …

histscimedtech 16 September 2014

Patrick McCray: Transhumanism and Timothy Leary’s SMI2LE | Cosmologics Magazine

  Western culture has long had a secular belief, b […]

histscimedtech 16 September 2014

True Science, Fake History | Chemical Heritage Foundation

Scientists are known to be dedicated to accuracy. But sometimes, as in the case of Francesco Redi, a sense of humor can lead one astray.

histscimedtech 16 September 2014

Timeline Photos – National Museum of Health and Medicine | Facebook

These Japanese wooden dentures were donated to NMHM by a Japanese physician in 1899, and even then were considered very rare. This is a lower set of…

histscimedtech 16 September 2014

History of the development and evolution of l… [Anesthesiology. 2003] – PubMed – NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

histscimedtech 16 September 2014

What the Apothecary Ordered | The Quack Doctor

I’m delighted to announce that 10 August is the UK publication day for a pocket volume I compiled for Old House Books, an imprint of Shire Publications. What the Apothecary Ordered gathers together some of the more peculiar remedies of the last two millennia, and presents them alongside evocative images … Continue reading

histscimedtech 16 September 2014

Library Lates: Quadrants: Telling the Time by the Sun and Stars : Events : What’s on : RMG

Join curator Louise Devoy as she uses the rich collections of the Caird Library to explain the history and use of this ingenious device favoured by astronomers, surveyors, navigators and timekeepers

histscimedtech 15 September 2014

BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2015 – Abstract Submission

This is a call for individual papers and paper sessions for the next BSHS Postgraduate Conference to be hosted by the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London from 7-9 January 2015!Conference Details:The BSHS Postgraduate Conference is an annual conference for postgraduate scholars in the history of science, technology, and medicine interested in meeting and sharing research with other postgraduate scholars. This is a great opportunity to build professional and …

histscimedtech 15 September 2014

‘Science in the making’: the BBC’s first engagement with engagement? | Engaging Research

open.ac.uk - Allan Jones
In spring 1931, the BBC transmitted six weekly radio programmes, under the title Science in the Making, as part of its adult education provision. Each week a different scientist outlined his area of research, and in five cases invited listeners to … Continue reading →

histscimedtech 15 September 2014

An Apothecary’s Annotations: Eighteenth-Century Medical Notes in a Seventeenth-Century Text | Library Collections

blogs.unimelb.edu.au - atedeschi
Since 2009, the rare books collection of the Brownless Medical Library has been housed by Special Collections in the Baillieu Library. This collection, which numbers 1,850 volumes, is strongest in eighteenth and nineteenth-century material. Some earlier texts are also held, such as sixteenth-century editions of the Galeni librorum quarta classis and La farmacopea o’antidotario dell’eccellentissimo Collegio de’ signori medici di Bergomo (both published in Venice, 1597) and a copy of the 1698 edi…  »

histscimedtech 15 September 2014

It’s time to criminalise serious scientific misconduct – opinion – 15 September 2014 – New Scientist

Research misconduct degrades trust in science and causes real-world harm. As such, it should be a crime akin to fraud, argues Richard Smith

histscimedtech 15 September 2014

Births and the Collective Provision of Welfare: The Long View, c.1550-2014 | Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities

lcmh.wordpress.com - Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities
A free public lecture by Prof Simon Szreter. Thursday, 18 September 2014, 5pm Conference Auditorium 2, University of Leeds Simon Szreter is Professor in History and Public Policy at the University of Cambridge.  He has written extensively on the history of fertility, sexuality and birth, and as well as tracing the history of birth and welfare over the last c.500 years, this lecture will consider how this history can inform current policy and practice. Hosted by the School of History’s Health, M…  »

histscimedtech 14 September 2014

The Cork scientists who were snubbed by sexism | Irish Examiner

The Ballylickey botanist; the Skibbereen astronomer; the Cloyne caterpillar collector, Madame Dragonfly. Robert Hume highlights the lives and achievements of three female scientists from Co Cork, and the obstacles they faced to achieve recognition of their work

histscimedtech 13 September 2014

Guest Post by Alexis Smets: Religious and Spiritual Alchemy | Forbidden Histories

Alexis Smets took his Masters degrees in Philosophy and in Philosophy of Science at the University of Brussels. He subsequently began his doctoral studies in the History of Philosophy and Science at the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands). His doctoral research is about the imagery in early modern books of chemistry. Modern views on alchemy…

histscimedtech 13 September 2014

Galvanism & Deafness | Jaipreet Virdi-Dhesi

Galvanism is a medical treatment that involves the application of electric currents to body tissues in order to stimulate the contraction of muscles. First experimented in the late eighteenth-century by Luigi Galvani (1737-1798) who investigated frog legs twitching once sparked by an electric current, galvanism was believed to be a miraculous application of scientific prowess…

histscimedtech 13 September 2014

Science Friday

Science, technology, and other cool stuff from the folks behind public radio’s Science Friday. It’s brain fun, for curious people.

histscimedtech 13 September 2014

Assistant Professor, Tenure -Track, History of Science, Medicine & Technology – HigherEdJobs

Jobs in higher education. Faculty and administrative positions at colleges and universities. Updated daily. Free to job seekers.

histscimedtech 13 September 2014

Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927 – Biodiversity Heritage Library

The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

histscimedtech 13 September 2014

CHoM News » September 18: Colonial Governance and Medical Ethics in British India, 1870-1910

cms.www.countway.harvard.edu - Andra Langoussis
Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education, McLean Hospital and the Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, present: Colloquium on the History of Psychiatry and Medicine   Colonial Governance and Medical Ethics in British India, 1870-1910 Kieran Fitzpatrick: D.Phil candidate at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford, and Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Studentship holder 2013-2016 The first in a series of four lectures…  »

histscimedtech 13 September 2014

Undergraduates — Canadian Society for the History of Medicine / Société Canadienne d’histoire de la médecine

Hannah Summer Studentship – Bourses d’été du Hannah The Hannah Summer Studentship offers undergraduate students an opportunity to study and learn the techniques of historical research and to encourage future serious study of medical history. We welcome applications from students

histscimedtech 13 September 2014

Clever Hans and the Origins of German Experimental Parapsychology: Sixth Pre-Print Article from SHPSC Special Issue | Forbidden Histories

In the sixth pre-print article from the upcoming Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences special issue on psychical research, Chantal Marazia and Fabio De Sio reconstruct the story of the famous “thinking horses” of Elberfeld and their main investigator, Karl Krall. CLEVER HANS AND HIS EFFECTS. KARL KRALL AND THE ORIGINS OF EXPERIMENTAL PARAPSYCHOLOGY IN GERMANY Fabio De Sio (Heinrich Heine Universität, Düsseldorf) & Chantal Marazia (Université de Strasbourg) Abs…  »

histscimedtech 13 September 2014

Our Reading List (#2) | Medical Heritage Library

medicalheritage.org - Hanna Clutterbuck
Here’s some of what we’ve been reading this week to help ease you into the weekend… The Recipes Project blog has a great piece on Teaching with Historic Recipes. Personally, I’d love it if someone could teach me to make the glow-wine from Lewis Feuchtwanger’s Fermented Liquors. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, check out one of our other cooking-related titles. Martin GrandJean has some interesting infographics and thoughts on “who follows who” in the Twitter digital humanities community. Lind…  »

histscimedtech 13 September 2014

A 17th Century Space Race | Leaping Robot Blog | Patrick McCray

patrickmccray.com - Patrick McCray
In 1638, an entry appeared in the Stationers’ Register, the book maintained by London’s publishing industry that recorded names of new books for nascent copyright purposes. It noted the publication of a work called The Man in the Moone. Subtitled “A Discourse of a Voyage Hither,” it is regarded today as the first English-language work of science fiction.1 Its author was not, despite the cover’s claim, Domingo Gonsales – who is nevertheless an important part of the book – but rather an English c…  »

histscimedtech 12 September 2014

The Cork scientists who were snubbed by sexism | Irish Examiner

The Ballylickey botanist; the Skibbereen astronomer; the Cloyne caterpillar collector, Madame Dragonfly. Robert Hume highlights the lives and achievements of three female scientists from Co Cork, and the obstacles they faced to achieve recognition of their work

histscimedtech 12 September 2014

Quantum Harmonies: Modern Physics and Music – The Nature of Reality

pbs.org - Paul Halpern
The universe is built on harmonies. The Pythagoreans had it right when they married mathematics, music, and the cosmos. Just as mathematical patterns underlie the musical scales and intervals most pleasing to the ear, they also describe the probability waves at the heart of quantum theory. More than 2500 years ago, according to ancient sources, Pythagoras applied his discoveries in music theory to the behavior of the celestial objects. Pluck a string, and the pitch of the note it produces is re…  »

histscimedtech 12 September 2014

Occupational Therapy students at Washington…

Occupational Therapy students at Washington University attend an anatomy class, 1950.

histscimedtech 12 September 2014

The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Okla.) 1893-current, May 14, 1916, SECTION ONE, Page PAGE THREE, Image 3 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Okla.) 1893-current, May 14, 1916, SECTION ONE, Page PAGE THREE, Image 3, brought to you by Oklahoma Historical Society, and the National Digital Newspaper Program.

histscimedtech 12 September 2014

Bringing Together #histSTM and #FergusonSyllabus ~ AmericanScience: A Team Blog

In late August, historian Marcia Chatelain started the twitter campaign #FergusonSyllabus as a response to the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of 18-year old Michael Brown at the hands of local police. For Chatelian, an Assistant Professor of History at Georgetown, #FergusonSyllabus was a way for teachers and scholars across the country to crowdsource ideas about how to address the events of Ferguson in their own classrooms. Rather than ignore such a pivotal moment, and all of …  »

histscimedtech 12 September 2014

Call for Papers – Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science

Below is the paper submission form for the 2015 SAHMS meeting in Jackson, Mississippi.  If the paper has multiple authors, make sure to include the names of all authors for the paper.  For session…

histscimedtech 12 September 2014