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VOLUME 34 NUMBER 3
July 2005


Welcome to Minneapolis!
By Jole Shackelford
rne 2005 co-located meetings of
SHSS and SHOT will be held at the
Hyatt Regency in downtown Min-
neapolis, within easy walking distance
of fine restaurants, shopping venues,
and cultural attractions. Members
arriving at the Minneapolis-St. Paul
Airport (MSP) can take the Super
Shuttle I one way/$22 round trip
with coupon, discount code UZDMB.
Go to httpA//ww.hssonline.org/meet-
ing/ and follow the links. Coupon
must be printed out to receive dis-
count) or a taxicab to the Hyatt, or use Mill ity Museum
our new light rail connection (labeled
Transit Station) to the Nicollet Mall Station (the second
to the last) and then transfer to any city bus southbound
on Nicollet for a short ride to the Hyatt at 13th St. Light
rail/metro bus tickets are $1.25 ($1.75 during rush
hours) and are valid for two-and-a-half hours of travel,
so hang onto the ticket!
Early November is a transitional season; the average
temperature for October is 48.8F or 9.3C (average high
is 58.6F or 14.8C), but for November the average is
32.5F or 1 -., I i. 1 i 40.1oF or 4.5C), so check the lat-
est forecasts and dress for change! The weather-averse
can navigate much of the immediate downtown area
indoors, at second-story level, via the network of skyways
connecting to the Hyatt. For those who prefer the open
air the hotel is placed at the south end of Nicollet Mall, a
pedestrian mall running through the core of the down-
town, and also at the end of a greenway funneling down-
town strollers to nearby Loring Park and the adjacent
sculpture garden and Walker Art Center. Unfortunately,
there is no concert scheduled at Orchestra Hall for our
meeting, but the Dakota, just a few blocks away, offers
jazz, good food, and excellent local beers and ales on tap.
Minneapolis also has a fairly vibrant theater scene,
although early November is not the best season for it


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(The Guthrie, for example, is
between plays during the HSS meet-
ing). Fans should investigate the
I Web for offerings; last minute and
Discount tickets are often available at
the TC Tix outlet at Marshall Field's
on Nicollet Mall. For those who wish
to wander further, the historic
milling dri l.,1, ,,, .1 1,. i of
the Mississippi River beckons. On the
near bank the Minnesota Historical
Society's new Mill City Museum pre-
serves the remnants of one of the
many flour mills that conferred the
token "mill city' on Minneapolis and pro-
vides an instructive overview of the technology of milling.
.. .. i l ,i ,1.-.- cross the river at this point, overlooking
the dam and lock complex that obscures St. Anthony
Falls. The water power and barrier to upstream river traf-
fic at these falls made "St. Anthony" an ideal place for
the milling of wheat and lumber for shipment down
rive; and the burgeoning town was eventually renamed
Minneapolis, a combination of Greek and Dakota mean-
ing "City of the Waters." If the weather is fine, cross the
river on the graceful "stone arch bridge" 'i..,,i i I ,, 11. i
magnate JJ. Hill now for pedestrians and bicycles to
St. Anthony Main, where more fine
restaurants and bars occupy the
machine shops that served the old
Pillsbury mills. 01 if you prefer not to
walk, metro transit buses serving
Minneapolis and its twin city, St. Paul,
run down the middle of the pedestrian
mall. A $6 transit pass is .. ...1 I... 11 ,-
whole day a,,I lit-.,I ..I Ir.,.1 conven-
ient access to Uptown (where the young,
the artists, and the hip and aware con-
gregate), to the Minneapolis Institute of
Arts, or to the University of Minnesota.


Our new light rail connects downtown Minn-
eapolis to the airport and further to the Mall of
America for those who enjoy extreme shopping, want
to number among the 42.5 million annual visitors, or
just have ayen to see what more than 500 stores, 70
restaurants, 14 movies screens, an aquarium, and an
amusement park look like under one roof. But if you
are like many academics, you will not want to waste
the entirety of your trip oi fir *lir o- r i. i lir and
entertainment, and will wish to supplement scholarly
discussion with local research opportunities! The
University of Minnesota, besides serving 50,000 stu-
dents, houses several important collections that are
accessible during normal hours on weekdays, so plan
to do this on Thursday or Friday. Among these, of
special interest to historians of science, technology,
and medicine are the Wangensteen Library (medicine,
biology), the James Ford Bell Library (exploration and
colonization), Special Collections and Rare Books of
the V. i,,l i i i the Charles Babbage Institute, and
the Social Welfare History Archives. For holdings, con-
sult the University of Minnesota Libraries system cata-
logue, Lumina, at httpl/www.lib.umn.edu. Historians
of electricity, electrotherapeutics, and related subjects
will want to visit the B il 1.-. 11 ii ir and Museum at
http://wwwthebakken.org/research/research.htm.






History of Science Society Newsletter July 2005


Contents




Welcome to Minneapolis 1
The China Connection: A
Conversation with Liu Dun 3
News and Inquiries 6
Dissertations List 9
Workspace: Carolyn Merchant 10
HSS Conference Registration Form 12
Preliminary Program (Insert) I-VIII
Future Meetings 13
Backstage: Marc Rothenberg and
Brian Dolan 14
Dibner Institute Fellows Program 16
Grants, Fellowships,
and Prizes 18
Awards, Honors, and
Appointments & Jobs 19
NEH Donors 20
Isis Books Received 21
Election Results 24


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Reminder: The Isis .'.. .I 'i ..,,, 1975 to the present is
available online with the Research Libraries Group (RLG).
Members of the Society may access the RLG Web site and the
History of Science and Technology Database (HST) through
the HSS homepage at http://hssonline.org. RLG has assigned
us "Y6.G19" as a "User Name" and "HSSDEMO" as a
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Future HSS Meetings
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(Joint Meeting with PSA, 2-5 Nov. 2006)
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(1-4 Nov. 2007)







History of Science Society Newsletter July 2005

The China Connection

A Conversation with Liu Dun
The 22nd International Congress of the History of Science takes place this month in China. Professor Liu Dun is President of the Local Organizing
Committee for the Congress, as well as the Director of the Institute for the History of Natural Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and second
vice president of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science/Division of History of Science. He has taken time out from his organiz-
ing activities to answer questions about history of science in China, the Congress, the role of the IUHPS/DHS, and his own work.


How did history of science begin in China and what is its current
status?
When the People's Republic of China was founded in 1949, it is fair to say that
although there was a long tradition of writing histories in China, the history of science
as a discipline was limited to a number of scholarly amateurs, like Li Yan and Qian
Baocong. The institutionalization of the field only began in 1954, when a National
Commission for History of Natural Science was established by the Chinese Academy of
Sciences (CAS), chaired by Professor Zhu Kezhen, a prominent meteorologist and Vice-
President of the CAS (he obtained his degrees at Illinois [agriculture, 1913] and
Harvard [geo-sciences, 1915, 1918]). Two years late; the first national meeting for his-
tory of science was held in Beijing, oi, .-. ...1 1 l,. CAS.
Meanwhile, an official delegation headed by Zhu Kezhen was constituted to attend
the Internationall i .. ,i, f,. I ui i' of Science held in Florence and Milan, Italy, in
September of 1956. Shortly thereafter the CAS formally established a new journal for
history of science, Kxueshij.'t I (Collected Papers of the History of Science), as well as
an Office for History of Natural Sciences, the direct predecessor of today's Institute for the
History of Natural Science (IHNS), which was formally established in 1957. Among its
various functions, the IHNS was expected "to sum up the nation's scientific heritage, to
relate the past experiences of the common people, and to enrich the scientific under-
standing in 1i... i .1il. At first, it only offered the masters degree, but now it is one of
the few institutions in China where students can earn a Ph.D. in history of science and
technology All of these auspicious beginnings, however came to a dramatic halt as a
result of the Cultural Revolution launched in 1966.
Despite more than a decade of political and social upheaval in China, what is
remarkable is how quickly after the i .. ..ii ri. ii' academic life was revitalized, begin-
ningwith the 1'.I i ..1 '.: i.,:,:." in 1978. This included formation of the Chinese
Society for the History of Science and Technology (CSHST), which immediately sought
to reestablish its membership in the IUHPS/DHS. Since then, it has continued to receive

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critical attention in our country, and as a result, the subject has shown steady ;.i. il, ,i
shown by the increasing number of advanced degrees awarded in history of science,
new programs and departments for history of science, and increased awareness by deci-
sion makers of the unique role history of science can play in science policy

What is the role of the Institute for the History of Natural Science?
Today the IHNS is China's oldest comprehensive, multi- li:p, i1' --P 'r 1 i ri. '
devoted to history of science, technology, and medicine. And despite severe cutbacks and
structural reform of the CAS only two thirds of its former institutes were slated to sur-
vive the Institute continues to thrive and has contributed its resources to the Academy's
S11. .. ii.;i .1. Iivation Project" with a number of new initiatives, such as endowment
of the Zu Kezhen Pmfessorship ll d II..: I.ii ..'i ii Geoffrey Li, ,i i.in, ii ii, l..n
senior scholars in residence to offer a series of lectures and work with members of the
Institute on common projects over extended periods of time; collaborative projects with
the cole Frangaise d'Extreme-Orient, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of
Science, and production of a documentary film in ten episodes, The Dragon' Ascent,
which is devoted to the history of science and civilization in China, and was created in
collaboration with the Needham Research Institute in Cambridge, U.K.
In addition to all of these efforts, the IHNS maintains a strong research tradition in
the history of ancient Chinese sciences, especially for ancient mathematics and astono-
my One example is a national project currently underway devoted to chmnology stud-
ies of the Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties (ca. 2000-221 BC) to which the IHNS is con-
tributing relevant material devoted to the celestial records in these periods. Perhaps even
more significant, the project has adopted
i astronomical dating, by which celestial
phenomena mentioned in the ancient
texts are used to establish chronologies and
accurate dating for historical events record-
ed in the dynastic histories, to which the
S Institute can make a unique contribution.
As for its own publications, since its
I.'.I I. t.iiii.i: r -,.rtyears ago, the Institute has compiled and
S i, ull|..| I li ...| Illan 350 academic monographs and collec-
'. II..I. I i~Ili.i, mounting in all to more than 7000 academic
pe', p a. e itl tiite has completed or is on the verge of com-
i; pleting several multi-volume works includingA Collection of
11V Ancient .Literature on Scence and 7. I' .,(10
parts and 50 volumes in all, 1993-95); General Records of
Science and 7..'r .' (10 volumes, 1998);
S"v ^ and lhel ... .... .
i 1 i.',, 1.ii11i, .ii ill 18 published to date).

What are the goals of the Congress?
The first ICHS was held in Paris in May of 1929. At the
time, only a handful of people attended the I ,i The sec-
, ,, % ond ICHS was held in London in July of 1931. That meeting
was memorable because the USSR 1.1.. irn .., headed by
f the Zhou Gnomon. Nikolai Bukharin, included Boris Hessen, who startled the







History of Science Society Newsletter July 2005
western academic community by his analysis of the social and economic roots of
Newton's Principa. Thereafter, congresses were held once every three years, except
for a hiatus of 10 years due to World War II.
When the 5th I ii,,." I, held in the Swiss city of Lausanne in 1947, the revi-
talized prosperity of the post-war period contributed to growing interest in the history
of science. In 1977, at the 15th ICHS held in Edinburgh, it was decided that future
congresses would be held once every four years, so as to better coordinate with other
academic meetings. This year, the 22nd ICHS will be held in Beijing. Of the 21 previ-
ous congresses, 16 were held in Europe (including three in Eastern Europe, one in the
former USSR, and the remainder all in Western Europe). i( .- -i'...., have also been
held in Israel, Japan and Mexico, and twice in the United States.
The 22nd ICHS will offer a very special program, one designed to attract the atten-
tion of the media and general public alike. It will indude: Plenary lectures, including
the Nobel Laureate in Physics, Prof. Chen Ning Yang; ..'.. i, I'.i m..,i -, ..: ii .1 -' .
1.. .1,.n 11 I.. 1 i 11i 1 I 1 I 1 public lectures on the history of science; the first award
of the international DHS 11 ung Schll ,lu'' Prizes; an Albert Einstein Exhibition and
"Einstein Day" Commemorative Activities; celebration of the 600t Anniversary of Zheng
He's sailing as far as the coast of Africa; display of
photographs and videotapes related to the World
Year of Physics and to Science, Technology and
Civilization in China; iii.1 p..1i.l- IIi. i of the
Beijing Declaration on Globalization and Diversity.
The theme of the .. .1.." i 1 i,,il ,II. i i
and diversity diffusion of science and technology
liii,,...ii i. iii hi,,r as reflected in intellectual as
well as economic, political, and cultural spheres.
Apparently contradictory, these- ii i .1. ini,, i ii 4id. ,I
tions, when combined, give rise to a number of
interesting topics. In essence, 1..d 11.' i ii. ,11ii the
ultimate trend of world development diversity, on
the other hand, is essential for life and social devel-
opment. The world is not a unilateral entity, and
human history is constantly evolving. Such matters
are addressed in the Beijing Declaration, which
transcends ideology, locality, and ethnicity, and we
hope it will be widely discussed and adopted by the
members of the DHS during the' ....-" ri
Liu Dun
What has it been like organizing such a large
congress?
Organizing an international congress requires an endless investment of time. As far
as human resources are concerned, we have put together a volunteer team of graduate
students from our institute and other local institutions. However; a major problem has
been assembling a sufficiently multilingual i.i it 1..I. II with all of the languages in
which participants coming to the Congress communicate with us. And a major con-
cer is that governmental resources supporting the Congress have been relatively scarce,
whereas the expectations of some of our international colleagues abroad have been
unrealistic as to the extent of our ability to help subsidize their coming to the i( .I I- ...
Nevertheless, in order to encourage participants from countries with limited economic
resources, and support junior scholars with .11,i.i.ii1i.. i!".i...Iri 1 we have already given
a variety of grants to about 200 people. Unfortunately, given the current budget shortfall
that we have, we are trying to make up the difference through non-governmental con-
tributions from corporate sponsors, but this has not proven easy to do.
Preparation for the Congress began in the latter part of 2001. Funds were allocated
by the IHNS, a staff was recruited and an office was established. Then the Congress
Secretariat was set up, followed by the building of a Web site, creation of a working
schedule, and fundraising. After a visit by the DHS Council, President Lu Yongxiang of


theAcademy, l..i ,iili CAS Academicians KeJun andXi Zezong, agreed to serve as
advisers in support of the Congress. Meanwhile, an International Program Committee
(IPC) chaired by Prof. Dr. Eberhard Knobloch of the Technical University of Berlin
began 1.. i.: i...: ..iii.. .iii irn..i i f the Congress with 30 IPC members, one third rec-
ommended by the DHS board, another third by the President of the IPC, and the rest
chosen by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC).
As President of the LOC, I oversee a team of more than thirty Chinese colleagues,
allof,,h..iii ,ii. i:rr.. ,.1 'i ii-.- 1. make sure the Congress runs smoothlyfrom begin-
ning to end. Two circulars have been sent out and the third will be distributed in mid-
June. As yet, it is difficult to estimate accurately how many people will attend the
Congress, but the number of participants from outside China is expected to surpass
1000. Online registration is still on-going, and complete information about the
i i,,.. ,,- i i fi,,i..II l at http://2005bj.ihns.ac.cn/.
I personally designed the 1.. f. ,, il ,. Congress. It is actually a composite of two
drawings from the oldest extant Chinese mathematical book, Arithmetic of the Zhou
Gnomon (about 50 BC): -i r -I ii ,f the Circle and Square" and i r.-i iii.f the
Height of the Sun."

What is the role of the International Union of
History and Philosophy of Science/ Division
of History of Science (IUHPS/DHS) and why
should historians of science be interested in
its work?
At the 6th, I,,. i. 11. e the Historical Sciences held
in Oslo, Norway, in 1928, C..... i. ii ,,i i ,,i other
scholars decided toestablish an ,.i: ii fr ,'histo-
rians of science which was to become the International
Academy of History of Science (IAHS), whose mission
included organization of regular international con-
gresses for history of science. After the Second World
\ P.1 1 l,,. ,,,r,..- ,rhn e a,1 ,l ._ 4t,, ,r,,,,.-:,athered
momentum. In 1947, due primarily to IAHS members,
the International Union of History of Science (IUHS)
was established, and that same yea, the IUHS became
a formal member of the Intemational Council of
Scientific Unions (ICSU). At the outset, the functions of
IAHS and IUHS were not clearly defined, resulting in
some confusion over such matters i, i i... ..i- I,,n ii of congresses. In 1971, however;
.tt.:I 11i,, these tI .... ii i i :1, 1 :l ,i ..I 1.i at the ICHS in Moscow, where it
was agreed that the IUHS would be an unofficial organization representing historians of
science of member countries, and as such would not accept individual members; thus
its membership is comprised either of national or regional .. i iii in., ,ii i,1 4l..i:, I1
commissions. The IUHS would also be responsible for organizing the quadrennial
International .i- im .-io f the History of Science. On the other hand, the IAHS is an
honorary .i 1, 11. 1 iii consisting of individual members and, Hi .the:i ill guides the
work of the IUHS.
IUHS's fraternal .i- iii, in, ,ii the International Union of Philosophy of Science
(IUPS), was founded in 1949 but not immediately recognized by ICSU. In 1956 ICSU
suggested that IUHS and IUPS jointly join the Council, and the newly combined entity
was named the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS), with
two divisions, the Division of History of Science (DHS), and the Division of Logic,
l.i.. Ii.Inl..- I and Philosophy of Science (DLMPS). Thus the IUHPS/DHS represents his-
torians of science as a formal member of ICSU. Further details about all of this can be
found at http//ppp.unipvit/dhs/.
1.,,,,. ,P II Ir. 11 .n :i r n., the HSS ,li ii.. h i I ,.i l ill the U.S.) is a highly intem a-
tional and professional ..- 11ii i ii, i Consequently, it is my sincere hope that HSS
members will seriously support the future development of the IUHPS/DHS. To speak







frankly about this, I think that DHS activities to some extent are comparable with those
of the NBA. The NBA organizes the most successful basketball games in the world, con-
sists of the most skillful players, and is highly professional. However in the eyes of spec-
tators around the world, the NBA is an American institution, and the Dream Team sent
by the NBA to compete in the Olympic Games was a remarkable and pioneering move.
Not only did it capture world interest and admiration, it also displayed before the eyes of
the world the special nature of American culture.
We hope that a substantial number of American historians of science will attend
the Beijing I -,.i. i..- In fact, we are grateful to many of our American colleagues for
their advice and suggestions in helping us to organize this Congress. Among the 30
members of the International Program Committee, five are from the United States:
Joseph Dauben, James Fleming, Peter Galison, Gerald Holton, and George Saliba. In
addition, Peter Galison, Evelyn Fox Keller, John Stachel and Krishna Dronamraju
will deliver invited plenary lectures at the ( ,._.I ...- The Congress organizers are also
pleased that more than 10 US scholars have organized special symposiums that will
further enrich the Congress in Beijing.

How did you become involved in the history of science?
The Cultural Revolution erupted the year I graduated fmm high school. I was sent
to the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, a period in my life to which I refer as "Maxim
Gorky Stylel i, ..iir I:.1i I I i i,..1i ,a result of that experience was not to recoil
before difficulties, and to believe] -,i i %, ,, ,, ........ ,1111,,.-; a better day Later, I en-
rolled at Inner Mongolia Normal University where I studied mathematics. There, a
professor by the name of i, i i, I .. .. II l. .. the history of Chinese mathe-
matics, although at the time I had not even thought of the history of science as a
possible future profession. But in 1978, when graduate education was again resumed


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in China, I saw a notice offering students the chance to study
at the IHNS. Among the books we were expected to read as
graduate students was Dirk Struik'sA Concise History of
Mathematics. I had already read this book during my years in
the grasslands, which I took as a sign of destiny. As a result, I
eventually succeeded in completing my graduate studies at
the IHNS. Several decades later, I had the opportunity to visit
Struik in Boston in the year 2000, when he was 106 years old.
He passed away 9 months after my visit. Needless to say, I feel very fortunate that I
was able to tell him about how his book had inspired me. I also made this same
point in an essay of mine that was later published.
After my -;1 .11.1ii. i fi ., ,i the Institute, I stayed on to work successively there as
assistant researcher, associate researcher, and finally full researcher. From 1994 to 1997,
I served as deputy director, and since 1997 I1 have been director of the Institute. At the
same time, I have also served as vice president of the Chinese Society for the History of
Science and Technology (2111111 1-2 14), and as president since 2004. I am a member of
the 6th National Committee of the Chinese Society of Science and Technology (from
2001 onwards); an executive member of the 9th Council of the Chinese Association of
Mathematics (since 2003); Editor-in-Chief of the joumal, Study of the History of
Natural Science (1'':;- 21 ,, ,- and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Science and Culture
Revie w ,,,,,. 2"i 4,
My main interests include history of mathematics and its social context in the
Ming and Qing dynasties; interactions between science and culture, including C.P
Snow's concems about the "two cultures"; and what is often referred to as the Joseph
Needham question about Chinese science and why there was no "Scientific Revolution"
in China despite its many achievements in science, technology, and medicine. 1


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News and Inquiries


Journal of Geophysical Research/Solid Earth Seeks
Manuscripts
The Journal of Geophysical -.. ...I. .' Earth is interested in manuscripts in
the field of the History of Geophysics (Solid Earth) and would be pleased to
review papers submitted on this subject. Please send inquiries to: TheJournal of
Geophysical -.. ... ..- .Earth, Patrick Taylor, Code 698, Planetary,
Geodynamics Laboratory, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD 20771; tel: (301) 614-6454;
fax: (301) 614-6522; e-mail: patrick.taylor@nasa.gov.

National Maritime Museum Improving Archival
Collections
The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London would like feedback on
how it can develop access to its archival collections. To find out more about
the proposed developments, please visit http://www.nmm.ac.uk/briefingnotes.
Once you have read about the proposed developments, go to the link
which will give you a chance to
express your views. The e-survey should take about 10 minutes to complete,
and your thoughts will help the Museum improve its archive facilities.

Rosalind Williams Lecture at Nobel Museum
Rosalind Williams, Director, Program in Science, Technology, and Society,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology presented a lecture entitled "Science
and Technology Studies: Future Horizons" at the Nobel Museum in Stock-
holm on 30 May The theme was on the emergence of science and technology
studies as an interdisciplinary field and also its emergence as an enhance-
ment of professional education.

Rewiring The Nation: The Place of Technology in
American Studies
Submissions are invited for a special issue ofAmerican '~ i. Technology
and American Culture to be published in September 2006. The editors challenge
scholars working among an array of technologies and Americas to interrogate why
we might study I,.:i.l d. ii i, a post-Eurocentric, post-national American society.
Contact: american.quarterly@usc.edu; Web site: http://www.americanquarterly.org.
Announcement ID: 145914: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID= 145914.

H-Eugenics; part of the H-Net Network
H-Eugenics provides a forum for the history of eugenics that includes discussion
of primary and secondary sources related to the history of eugenics; debate on
specific aspects of the history of eugenics as they occur to list participants; ideas
for books, articles, courses, or other scholarly projects on the history of eugenics;
and reviews of books and other scholarly literature related to the history of
eugenics. For more information: http://www.h-net.org/-eugenics.

Temporary Relocation for UC Berkeley's Bancroft
Library
In 2005-2007, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, will
relocate to temporary quarters during a California state-mandated seismic
retrofitting of its building and a facilities upgrade. From 1 June 2005, Bancroft
will close to the public in order to move its collections. A temporary reading
room will reopen tentatively in October at 2121 Allston Way, just off campus in
downtown Berkeley. During the closure, limited service will be provided via e-


mail, mail and telephone, if possible. When the Library reopens in the tempo-
rary space in the autumn, not all materials will be available and services may
be curtailed. For more information and updates about the closure and move,
please visit the Bancroft Web site at http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/info/move/ or
call (510) 642-3781.

"It's in the Blood! A Documentary History of Linus
Pauling, Hemoglobin, and Sickle Cell Anemia"
Linus Pauling began his professional life studying atoms, and ended it best
known for his thoughts on medicine. Linking these two fields was a central body
of work on the nature of human blood. I.II: .'l"' ii' ..'.- than 200 scanned
documents, photographs, audio clips, and video excerpts, this Web resource
includes images of a number of important and extremely rare items, most of
which are held within The Valley Library's Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers,
many of which have not been previously displayed. The site is designed to serve as
both an introduction to an important body of work and as a reference tool for
students, teachers, physicians, scientists, and members of the general public
interested in the history of modem medicine. The site is available at: http://osuli-
brary.oregonstate.edu/specialcollections/coll/pauling/blood/index.html. For
more information or comments contact Clifford S. Mead, Head of Special
Collections, Valley Library 121, Oregon State University, I ,1, Illi OR 97331-
4501; phone: (541) 7 .--'-,..-; fax: (541) 7:.-- .:-

Contributors Needed for the Encyclopedia of
American Science
Contributors are still needed for the Encyclopedia ofAmerican Science, a three-
volume work to be published by M. E. Sharpe. Entries and essays are needed in
all aspects of American science, especially botany, biology, medicine, chemistry,
physics, mathematics, and geosciences. If interested, please contact the editor at:
lawsonr@bacone.edu.

ACLS History E-Book Project Launches POD Program
ACLS History E-Book Project recently launched its new Print-on-Demand
Program, making 250 hard-to-find and out-of-print books readily available to
students, scholars, and the general public. Ties are available in all fields and in
a range of formats, including hardcover editions, looseleaf reader's copies, spiral
copies, and tapebound copies. Prices run from 11 to 15 cents per page, well below
the cost of these books on the rare book market. The books included in the pro-
gram are indicated on the Project Web site by an ordering button on the title
record page. HEB will continue to add POD titles as the Project's overall collection
grows. For a complete list of current POD titles, go to: larl, 1ii,..i ..1 ..-....-/
pod-titlelist.html. For more information on the POD program, or any other
aspect of the Project, please e-mail inf," ,,- h.l.1-.- ..

Khimiya/Chemistry Seeks Articles on Einstein's 1905
Brownian Motion Paper
Einstein wrote three remarkable papers in the year 1905. In one of these papers he
provided an explanation for what had been known as Brownian motion. To com-
memorate this anniversary : ; j ... 'j, Bulgarian Journal of Chemical
Education i, '11 .:ir,., articles that may be considered for publication in Volume 14
(2005) of the journal. They seek manuscripts that shed light on that famous paper
in connection with the further development of chemistry, physical chemistry, science








education and history and philosophy of science. The deadline is 15 November 2005.
: It j, ISSN 0861-9255, is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. The
Guide for Authors can be found at http://khimiya.org.

Ecologists in the New Dictionary of
Scientific Biography
Planning has begun for the new Dictionary of ... .. :. i;i Eight new
volumes will be added, bringing the DSB fully into the 20th century. A fully search-
able digital version of the original 18 volumes will also be produced, integrated
with the new articles. Among these there will be 10-20 ecologists. The Subject
F1li ..1 f.. .1..: 1. .I- of the newDSB would like to invite all interested readers for help
in identifying 10-20 ecologists who made major contributions to their field. Note
that '.: i ..:y- may be defined fairly broadly T.. I i..:.'r. .I.. I please contact
Stephen Bocking,
Lloyd Library and Museum Announces Expanded
and Enhanced Web Site
New features include the "Eclectic Medical .1.,i, i ii. and "Pharmacists in
World War II." "The Eclectic Medical ,1..1111 i l1,i.. is the only one available for
this Cincinnati publication and indexes its entire run of 97 volumes published
from 1849 to 1937. "Pharmacists in World War II" includes the names of over
11,000 pharmacists, pharmacy students, and those returning from the military on
the GI Bill. Also new is the Museum's first online exhibit a virtual representation
of the Lloyd's successful 2003- 2'-'I -i1I "Mining the Lloyd: Book Artists Reveal
Secrets and Treasures from the Lloyd Library and Museum." Another improve-
ment makes searching the Lloyd's holdings through UC's online catalog easier
for patrons. One can now change location to the Lloyd Library and Museum
before searching, which eliminates holdings from other UC libraries or affiliates
and returns results only from the Lloyd. For more information about the Lloyd
Library and Museum: irp ,-.%- II.. ii, 1.1,, ,,r ,,,

New Funding for the Newton Project, Imperial College
The Newton Project at Imperial College has been given a substantial award by
the Arts and Humanities Research Board that will allow it to complete the XML-
encoded transcription of all Newton's -'.. 1. ..I.;: 1i papers by the end of 2009. The
Newton Project has to date been primarily committed to the Open Access online
publication of all Newton's -1lI.. ..l...:: il papers, available at http://www.newton-
project.ic.ac.uk/viewt.html. However, a substantial number of scientific and per-
sonal papers have also been made available online at: http://www.newtonpro-
ject.ic.ac.uk/viewo.html and http://www.newtonproject.ic.ac.uk/viewp.html.
Recently the Project has added a range of eighteenth-century biographical mate-
rial on Newton, much of it previously unavailable either in print or online at
http://www.newtonproject.ic.ac.uk/ viewcp.html. In particular, the Conduitt
papers and the Royal Society MS t. '.., I ll111 Stukeley's 1752 "Memoirs of New-
ton" have never been published in their entirety and are of immense interest. In
the coming months the Newton Project is planning to put online high-quality,
color images of the Babson Newton papers currently at the Bumdy Library, MIT,
and the draft t1 ':. Ill i Stukeley's 1752 "Memoirs" now at Grantham Museum.
In the future, they will place online images of Newton's most significant early
papers on mathematics and mechanics.

First Run/Icarus Films Web Site: Links to Films on
History of Science
Founded in 1978, First ... Films has dedicated itself to bringing to audi-
ences films about peoples and concepts too often unseen and unheard. Selected titles
of special interest to historians of science:A Plastic Story, the remarkable history of


History of Science Society Newsletter July 2005
the surprising origins and development of plastic surgery; Optimum, the legacies of
three 19th-century visionaries -Jeremy Bentham, Charles Babbage, and Francis
Galton; Homo Sapiens 1900, aI 1 111.n .11 i,. 1p,1 i. 11r I of the history of eugenics,
race hygiene and the idea of the ii.. ii II '; and Deadly Enemies, the secret histo-
ry of biological weapons from World War II through the end of the Cold War. For
further information: http://wwwfrif.com.


History of Ethics of Human Reproduction and
Embryo Research Holds Third Workshop

By Victoria Blake

The Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease, University of
Durham, held its third Workshop in the Wolfson Research Institute,
Queen's Campus in Stockton, on 10 December 2004, bringing together
academics and students from liil,.I...i health, medicine, history, biol-
ogy, liiihlii.....l,,- ili..:,, ,: and biotechnology. The eventwas sponsored
through the Centre's recent Wellcome Trust Enhancement Award.
In his introduction, the Director of the CHMD Holger Maehle,
referred to a topical discovery in British stem cell research, which allows
harvesting of embryonic stem cells from blastocysts developed from
chemically treated rather than fertilized human egg cells, and seems to
circumvent ethical problems.
Christine Hauskeller (Exeter), in a paper on the scientific and
public debates on stem cell medicine in Germany and the UK, addressed
many differences between the two in attitude and 1i...i1 il,.ii on embryo
research and explored the apparent effects of their different ethical histo-
ries upon research trajectories and the embryo's differing moral status.
Nick Hopwood's (Cambridge) presentation, "Ourselves unborn?
Human embryology before IVF," was an illustrated historical account of
the field's development from 'marginal' topic in biology and medicine to
major field in the life sciences subject to intense debate. He described the
shift away from a concept of the embryo as proof for the existence of
'ideal types,' to its gradual claiming by Darwinists as a proof of common
ancestry.
Christina Benninghaus (Bielefeld) showed in her paper
1i, ii I i-;, expertise: Advice literature for infertile couples from the 19th
and 20th century" that infertility is not a recent problem. Focusing
specifically on five German advice books, she argued that the literature
took two broad approaches, the first being the believed consequences of
childlessness. The second focus concerned definitions, possible treat-
ments and remedies, which varied among the books.
Gayle Davis (Glasgow) presented on abortion-law reform and the
Scottish medical community between 1960 and 1980. After outlining the
Scottish common law system, she described Sir Dougal Baird's influence
upon David Steel, the MP responsible for the private member's bill lead-
ing to the 1967 Abortion Act.
In his concluding remarks, Lutz Sauerteig (CHMD, Durham)
stressed that debates on reproduction and the human embryo are cultur-
ally, as well as historically, contingent. The language employed in
debates on stem cells, for instance, illustrates the fact that scientific lan-
guage uses metaphors intentionally, as well as unintentionally, hence
meanings are transported. Accusing science of a strategic language use -
an accusation often made in debates on reproduction is in itself a
strategic argument since there is no way that language can be objective.







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Midwest Junto for the History of Science
The 48th annual MidwestJunto for the History of Science took place during the
weekend of April 1-3, 2005 at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.
After a Friday night informal dinner reception at the home of Amy Bix and
Taner Edis, the Junto formally began on Saturday morning at the Student Union
building on Truman's campus. Participants heard 20 papers by three faculty and
16 graduate students and one undergraduate in six sessions on a diverse range
of topics including phrenology, women in engineering education, the German
hygiene museum, chemistry in nineteenth century Zurich, William Harvey, and
Chinese medicine in the US. Participants met for an informal lunch in the atri-
um of the Still National Museum of I,..R ii'li where they learned about A.T
Still and the origin of osteopathic medicine in Northeast Missouri. At the
Saturday-evening banquet, Kerry Magruder (University of Oklahoma, History of
Science Collections) gave an image-rich talk on I ii. 07- ' of Gabriele Beati
and 17th century Jesuit (I ,'I i. .i.: At the Sunday morning business meeting,
President Marilyn Ogilvie (University of Oklahoma) announced that David
Robinson (Truman State University) would serve as President-elect for the com-
ing year. Members also heard about progress in the recently inaugurated fund
drive to honor the late Junto stalwart Stuart Pierson with an annual event at
future meetings of the Junto. The date and location of the 2006 meeting will be
announced in early 2006. For the complete 2005 program and more informa-
tion on the Junto and the Pierson Fund, contact the Secretary-Treasurer Peter
Ramberg 'I ii .. I-l: I iii.i ii..i.]). or see the Junto Web site at http://www.pub-
lic.iastate.edu/ history info/hots/junto/junto.htm.

Isis Update
By Bernard V Lightman
The Isis Editorial Office at York is working hard to get the journal back on sched-
ule. The March issue is scheduled to be mailed out in the first week of July, while
the June issue should be ready for mailing in the last week of July We hope that
September will appear in September. Thanks for your patience and thanks for the
folks at the University of Chicago Press who have worked with us to produce so
many issues in such a short period.



The Seven Pines Symposium
The Seven Pines Symposium is dedicated to bringing leading historians, philoso-
phers, and physicists together for several days in :a .II i..l 1i i .'. '..Ht. I .. probe and
clarify significant foundational issues in physics, as they have arisen in the past
and continue to challenge our understanding today The ninth annual Seven Pines
Symposium was held from 4-8 May, 2005 on the subject, "The Classical-Quantum
Borderlands." It was held in the Outing Lodge at Pine Point near Stillwater,
Minnesota. Its owner, Lee Gohlike, is the founder of the Seven Pines Symposium.
Unlike the typical conference, the talks are limited to 30 minutes, twice as much
time is devoted to discussions following the talks, and long midday breaks permit
small groups to assemble at will. As preparation for the talks and discussions, the
speakers prepare summarizing statements and background reading materials that
are distributed in advance to all of the participants. Twenty-two prominent histori-
ans, philosophers, and physicists were invited to participate in this year's sympo-
sium. The morning of Thursday, May 5 was devoted to the general topic of
"Classical and Quantum Worlds," with Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht) speaking on "Is
there Classical beneath Qu ill ., I i, 1, : and Klaas Landsman (Nijmegen)
speaking on "Between Classical and Quantum." That afternoon the general topic
was "Classical and Quantum Chaos," with Martin C. Gutzwiller (IBM) speaking on
"History and Problems" and Eric Heller (Harvard) speaking on "Quantum Chaos."


The morning of Friday, May 6 was devoted to the general topic of "Reductionism
and Emergence," with Don Howard (Notre Dame) speaking on i ,i ... .piin: ii
Perspectives" and Philip Stamp (British I i d.l ii ', speaking on "Emergence
Behavior in Complex Systems." That afternoon the general topic was "Decoherence
and Quantum Measurement," with Wojciech H. Zurek (Los Alamos) speaking on
"Decoherence and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics" and AnthonyJ.
Leggett (Illinois) speaking on "Does Decoherence Solve the Quantum Measure-
ment Problem?" The morning of Saturday, May 7 was devoted to the general topic
of "Decoherence and i r ir with James B. Hartle (UC Santa Barbara) speaking
on "Classical Predictability in a Quantum Universe" and Roger Penrose (Oxford)
speaking on "Gravitationally Induced State Reduction." That afternoon Michel
Devoret (Yale) spoke on "Macroscopic Quantum Physics in Laboratory Experiments"
and MichelJanssen (Minnesota), in recognition of the World Year of Physics, spoke
on "Einstein: The Sage of Princeton versus the Scientist as a Young Man." The clos-
ing discussion on Sunday morning, May 8, was chaired by Roger H. Stuewer
(Minnesota). The tenth annual Seven Pines Symposium will be held from May 3-7,
2006, on the subject "Probability and Improbability in Science."


Memorial Celebration for Nathan Reingold
By Marc Rothenberg
Family, friends, and former colleagues if 1l, i ,,, .,.-l gathered in the
Smithsonian Castle Library on the morning of May 27 to celebrate his life and
career. Among those present sharing their memories of Nate were Michael Sokal,
Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, Marc Rothenberg, Pamela Henson Jeffrey Stine, Marcel
LaFollette, and Arthur Molella. Among the other speakers were former and cur-
rent staff members of the Joseph Henry Papers Project, friends and family.
Although many aspects of Nate's life and career were mentioned in the 12
presentations, the theme that came up repeatedly in the remarks by historians of
science was Nate's concern for junior scholars. Nate may not have spent most of
his career in an academic institution, but he was always teaching and encourag-
ing predoctoral and post-doctoral fellows, undergraduate interns, and
Smithsonian staff. Arthur Molella compared his years with Nate to ii .ii.. In
I 11. i...i ,,i-.i,,.: while Sally Gregory Kohlstedt described Nate as "an informal
advisor to a ... iii'. aI, of us who came into [the history of American science] in
the 1970s and 1980s."
The one image, however, which will remain in the minds of everyone who
attended this occasion was the one offered by James M. Hobbins, a former histori-
an with the Henry Papers. In April 1968, as riots raged in i 1d1i.. I I. i ,Il. ih
offered Nate a ride home from the besieged downtown. That ride was on the back
of a motorcycle!
We will all miss Nate's wit, erudition, and passion for the craft of historian.
:. *' -.. In 2004, in recognition of 11ii1 1. i .in.--. .11 mastery of the histor-
ical essay and his devotion to younger scholars, the HSS renamed the prize for the
best graduate-student essay The Nathan Reingold Prize.


JHU History of Mathematics Series
The series is looking for scholarly yet accessible books of 250 to 3 i ptge, The histo-
ry of mathematics is here defined broadly as nearly every aspect of the development,
internal and external, of pure and applied mathematics. It will include thematic
studies of concepts and problems, the course of mathematics over a given era, biogra-
phies, the evolution of instruments, ti ,l. 1i lil I i i. psychology, or sociology of math-
ematics, professionalization of the field, contextual interactions, intellectual or insti-
tutional setting, mathematics in different cultures, and translations. Submit inquiries
to Dr. Calinger, calinger@cua.edu, care of Trevor Lipscombe, editor-in-chief, the
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2715 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218-4363.










Daniel Jones: A Retirement Tribute

Daniel Jones joined the staff of the National Endowment for the Humanities in
1984. He was recruited to help establish the Humanities Studies of Science and
,.: ,,,, 1.i: I "' 111' 11' 1I 1 1, -, I.. ..f ii. I I I II. )a n i Ifl .. I : I [ i.tt,...i II
: F, ,, i -T un til 1996, 1..., il.. "' -' i... 1 i11i ...1h i1...i ,i... : ,iI I 1 i .. ,ofoth er
programs due to the massive 'i. I.l:.. .i ..if 1f. .f ... 1 '1 1..i.,:1i...ir 1I. tenure at the NEH,
Dan also worked in the Collaborative Research and Scholarly -.liii. .i.. 'i I. during
which time, among many other contributions, he helped to stabilize the Martin Luther
King,JI I.i i i ...:i .. ,.:.... ,, i I-,: i11I i,... i.. l,, .. i i. I : CenterinAtlantatoStanford
University For a few years, he was a key member of the Fellowships team, 11,,, l ... lead
in helping to address certain inefficiencies -1, I 1 .1 brownn up over the years. While work-
ing in Fellowships, I7 1I .... ..-. ,ii..1 ii ... 1 ,.i I, with 1... :.., i.: I for Healthcare Research
and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services, ,1 i, 1,,, 1 ,, ..i. 1 1..1 .,
I 1. 1 ,,111.11 1, of fellowships jointly funded by the two agencies. In the 1990s, Dan was an
active member of the Endowment's "Humanities, Science, and I...:i..ii..:.' working
group. He also worked in the Endowment's Centers fi, ...1 ,. .:...1 1..1. I" ' ... i. which
capacity he conducted ; i .. I ii i. 11... ii :1.. .Museum and Library For a number of years
he served as the Research Division's liaison with the NEH Office of, Ii, I.., :.. '.i ,i

of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the National Center for Human Genome
Research, as well as with the History of Science Society and the American Association for the
History of Medicine. Dan's active professional life has generated a number of NEH propos-
als, and more than a few grants.
Among i .:..I. 1 ..i.. Dan also has earned a reputation for his close monitoring of
,:i .. -:I II Projectdirectorsoften ', I . .. .I i w.1i.i. f ..,F 1 I n il.. IIIn.I tI Itodetail,
his wise counsel, and i" .:,.. I ir r. an attribute not.:...... III. associated with government
bureaucrats. Here is a case in point. Dan sent a note and a press release about the AHRQ part-
nership to Ronald Carson, head of the Medical Humanities i..: ,-'I at the University of
Texas Health Science Campus in Galveston, who was able to arrange for one of the NEH-
AHRQ fellows, an independent scholar named Marcia Meldrum, to take her project on the
idea of pain relief to Galveston for .11 It 1.. t1... i. -lp year all because i i.I ....:..: ... .I
an .1 .i...iiiiir, ..,, ,.. -. and acted upon it. Dan's work with NEH project directors has
earned him -I... i.. I..:.. I 1. I. 1 i ,: .:1 l.1 111 thisfield.' .. .. .. ii. ll iiii I.. ... I 1.. years ago
when he was invited to speak at festivities held at M.I.T in honor of Loren Graham, princi-
pal 1 .. iI i I..,' for a project on science and democracy in Russia and the former Soviet
Union. Dan is the consummate professional, and we wish him well as he heads down the
Patuxent River into retirement i.. .. 1 I-..,. 1, missed.
By Kenneth Kolson, National Endowment for the Humanities

From a letter written by Michael Sokal :......... i ,i:, Dan Jones for AAAS
Fellowship: 1.iI ...... these years [1984 1995] Dan's [HSST] program did much to
promote a full range of active scholarship in these fields, and some of the studies its
grants made possible led to many of the best books and articles published in these
disciplines during the past decade. I .. ..II I .>wn, however, is the way in which Dan
worked to enhance this program and extend its influence and, toward the end of its
existence, to I..t..I .I 1ii : ..i .I hii.: ill .iii. ii ii... II ,.:I Indeed, NEH did not dis-
establish -1 iI ,' .I I until 1995, when broader attacks on all NEH ....1 I:, .I :. 11i...
Endowment's budget by almost 50 percent. Despite this serious setback, Dan has
proved able to continue NEH support for research and scholarship in history and phi-
losophy of science and -...:1,,..1... i large, and members of the AAAS Section on
History and Philosophy of Science continue to profit from Dan's achievement."
Stephen A. McKnight from the University of Florida adds: "I have had the oppor-
tunity to work with and get to know Dan when I served as an NEH panelist, an insti-
tute director and, most recently, as a member of the National Humanities Council.
Historians of science have benefited f .. .111 .Ti ... i.if i .. I ... 11 : 11 .. interre-
lations of the sciences and humanities and from Dan's excellent program adminis-
tration. Thanks Dan. Enjoy your retirement. Just think no more grant applications
to read!"


History of Science Society Newsletter July 2005

Dissertations List
The list below ". provided by Dr Jonathon Erlen (only dissertation titles
placed in Dissertatin Abstracts are included) and others and was current as of 1. 1 ,
2005., I, missing titles -

Bleichmar, Daniela. "Visual Culture in Eighteenth-century Natural History Botanical
Illustrations and Expeditions in the Spanish Atlantic." Princeton University, 2005. 'I pages.

Bohrer, Martha. "Reports from the Field: Natural History and the Rural World in
Romantic Literature." The University of, 1,1.: i -.. -' I 1-. 211 pages, 3097084.

Chapin, Lisbeth Ann. Ii. II, Animals and the Landscape of Consciousness."
University of Denver, .I 1-. 245 pages, 3097881.

Conger, Danielle Eva. '. li 1 :. Mothers: British Motherhood in the Age of
Revolution." Pennsylvania State University, I-. 458 pages, -.i '.' -'P

DeFehr, Wayne. i ...i. ..i by Inefficient Machines: Geometry, Epistemes and
Cybernetics." University of Alberta, 1II-. 277 -: -1 '-

Dewar, James Arthur. "Project Rover: A Study of the Nuclear Rocket Development
i, .i, ,,,- 1953- !i' Kansas State University, 1974, 281 pages, 3097777.

Gibson, Keith E. "Arguing Artificially: 1 II r,. i I. i Debates That Have Shaped
Cognitive Science." Pennsylvania State University, _" -. 217 pages, 3096972.

Goodyear, Anne Collins. "The Relationship of Art to Science and i .:1 1,.1 in the
United States, 1957-1971: Five Case Studies." 1 i, i I i 663 :, i i ''''-

( mllll lie n n k ei inl I ,f, 1 I F il.l 1.1 i. .i ... li I I , il, 1,,, .,il i1
Philosophy in 18th-century Philadelphia." SUNY- Stony Bi...1i -I ,. _. --4 .0. )98805.

Harris, Chad Vincent. 11. Ilii. Imagery and Discourses of Transparency."
University of California, S 111 :- _' I 333 pages, 3099986.

Kelm, Mary-Ellen. "Colonizing Bodies: 1 ....i-:' ii Health and D. ili.. in British
Columbia, 1900-1950." University of Toronto, 1995, 292. -, .

McCain, Lauren Ann. "A Policy Appraisal of the United States Human Genome
Project." University of Colorado, ..,' ,i 1"'" .

Neilson, Harry R. "Ars'7. ..'; etArs venerandi: .:1l.. .1 .. and the Gods in
S....11 1 1 I I 11i .. Florida State University, -II 1.. 265 pages, 3096571.

Opitz, Donald Luke. "Aristocrats and Professionals: Country-House Science in Late-
Victorian Britain." University of Minnesota, 2004, xi+291 pages. 3154066.

Palmer, James Milton. "Narratives of I. i I i, Emotion, Medicine, Metaphor, and
Late-Medieval Poetry and Prose." Purdue University, 2002, 207 pages, ...'1

Rensenbrink, Greta. i, i I. 1i I. i Politics: Lesbian Feminism and the Cultural
Politics of the Body, 1968-1983." The University of 11,: i: .. i *4 ^1 \ I -i 3097151.

Scott, Sarah Kathleen. i 111... i .Pox': The '.I. I 1 .11. of Syphilis in Three
Early Stuart Dramas," University of Arkansas, I-i. I I. 3097328.

Widders, Evan C. "Science, Medicine, and Criollo Culture in Late-Colonial New
Spain," University of California, Santa Barbara.







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Workspace

Carolyn Merchant: The Past in the Present

By Michal Meyer


Tventy-five years after The Death of Nature, Carolyn Merchant is as strong-
Sly committed to the Scientific Revolution and to a vision of a world that
can learn from the past as she ever was. In her latest book, Reinventing Eden
(published 2003), the Scientific Revolution plays a pivotal role in the story of
a secular Eden and its re-creation on earth. Science, technology, and society
provide ways to examine both the Scientific Revolution and our own 21st cen-
tury troubles, and possibly find some solutions.
Merchant is not '1"'1' ;'. i.. about linking past and present, about her pas-
sion for the Scientific Revolution and present-day ills. "It drives the questions
you ask of the past, but it doesn't determine the way you write the history. It is
not a presentist history of finding what you are looking for, but rather assess-
ing it as honestly as you can. We give up the claim of objectivity for the hope
for honesty."
The 25th anniversary of the publication of The Death of Nature has
given Merchant, professor of environmental history, 1pii ......,i and ethics at
the University of California, Berkeley, an opportunity to revisit the issues and
implications raised in that book. Merchant was keynote speaker at a confer-
ence on the Scientific Revolution held at the University of Florida in February
2005 and took part in a session on The Death of Nature at Houston in March
with the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH). A session on the
book is planned for the upcoming History of Science Society Meeting in
November. Out of that, says Merchant, will come a publication in Isis sched-
uled for June 2006.
The civil-rights movement,
feminism, and the ecology move-
ment that grew out of the Sixties
shaped Merchant's early views.
Rachel( ii ,,, ., and
Betty Friedan's The Feminine
Mystique, both published in the
early Sixties, contributed to that
shaping. In 1967 Merchant gradu-
ated from the University of
Wisconsin with a dissertation on the
vis viva controversy among
Leibniz, Descartes, Newton, and
their followers in the latter part of
the 17th and first half of the 18th
century. She began teaching histo-
ry of science at the University of '
San Francisco in 1969, and taught
classes on science and society, the
history of the Scientific Rev-
olution, and the history of the "
occult sciences in the Renaissance.
Mix this historical work with the
civil-rights movement, protests L
against the Vietnam War, the first


Earth Day in 1970 and one can appreciate the genesis of The Death ofNature.
"It grew out of the 1970s and out of the tension in history of science as to
whether there were internal and/or external influences on the history of sci-
ence. The question was: Did science develop out of internal inconsistencies
within itself, such as the work of Copernicus leading into the work of Kepler,
Galileo and ultimately Newton? Or did the context of social change in the
Renaissance, the explorations of the New World, and the rise of nation states,
il.,..- .. iili the craft traditions in technology, the importance of scientific soci-
eties and religion play a role in the way that science ultimately took shape? In
The Death ofNature, I asked how did the rise of mechanistic science influ-
ence the ecological crisis that we have today and, in particular, how did the
mechanistic world view lead to a sense that humans could dominate nature."
Merchant's environmental and ecological interests led her to ask new
questions. While mechanization of the world picture in the Scientific Rev-
olution was a hot topic, few, if any, historians of science were asking about
its implications for the environment.
The book made a splash in the history of science, and the ripples extended
beyond the academic community. "It got mentioned in Newsweek and in a
hearing on science and technology in Congress," says Merchant. "It drew the
attention of Women's Studies because it dealt with imagery of the nature of the
world as female the idea of the nurturing mother earth and virgin nature -
and I also had discussed the role of women, not only in the craft tradition and
as midwives but of women in science. Environmentalists also took notice
because it helped in part to explain
the ethic and the philosophy that
legitimate the management of
nature and the control of nature.
Merchant had written an aca-
demic book that could speak to the
issues of the day: to the sense of an
ecological crisis and to the role of
women in science and their oppor-
tunities. The discussions generated
by the book delighted her. "For a
book that came out of an academic
context and yet was responding to
social influences it achieved a sense
that these issues (history of science
of the 17th century) had much
deeper meanings for our lives today
than we might have imagined a
couple of decades prior. I felt I was
contributing to a historical under-
standing of how we got to where we
were in the Seventies and onward."
Though the reception of the
bookwas I I..., 1 ..II..... there
were dissenting voices. Some, says








Merchant, had to do with the influence of ideas and of social events on sci-
ence, and the impact of science on social change. "How do you justify those
sort of connections? How do you show causality? Those were the issues histori-
ans of science faced as they were trying to meld the internal/external in histo-
ry of science." Other questions had to do with seeing nature as female, the role
of women in society and in science and the connections between them. Finally,
the relevance of the past for society today was called into question. "Is it pre-
sentism to look at the present and then go back and find ideas that are living
in the present in the past? Are we distorting history if we ask those kinds of
questions of the past?"
Merchant sees her work where the language, often violent, of
Nature revealing her secrets affected both science and
women as fitting into that larger critique about the rela-
tionship between women and science, one that includes the
work of Londa Schiebinger, Sandra Harding, Evelyn Fox
Keller, and Donna Haraway. V I1
Much has changed since the publication of the Death of V I
Nature. "There is more emphasis today on the social con-
struction of science and on the social construction of nature.
We are also much more critical of modernism in trying to
show its flaws, the problems of Enlightenment and rational- E IN S
ism, and also the contributions made by the Enlightenment.
By the same token those critical stances raise the question of G E
'where do we go from here?' Do we just deconstruct the past
and say these were the results of neocolonialism, of linguistic
questions of how nature was described?" The changes in sci-
ence itself, from a mechanistic approach to one of chaos and
:,,,i,'l. irt says Merchant, have led to a more complex un-
derstanding of human interactions and human interpretation
of the world. With this in mind, her latest book, Reinventing
Eden, offers a new way of living in the world, a way that
Merchant calls a "partnership ethic."
III. .. Eden I see the Scientific Revolution as a
transformative moment in which the story of reinventing the
earth as Eden took place through the simultaneous reinforce-
ment of science, technology, capitalism and the Protestant
ethic. These came together to make humanity believe that it
could reinvent Eden on earth by cutting forests, irrigating
deserts, managing the environment, and replanting it with
monocultures. The medieval period and the Renaissance had
thought of salvation as a return to Eden by an escape from
earth, whereas the Scientific Revolution thought of the recre-
ation of Eden on earth as a secular project."
Reinventing Eden takes a more nuanced view of the
Scientific Revolution than The Death ofNature. Although
science in the 17th century had a mainstream progressive
interpretation that was part of the rise of nation states and
concepts of civilization, Merchant says, it also had negative
implications for the subordination of nature and of women in
science, while also creating opportunities for women.
It is a more activist view. "You can view the history of
mechanism as part of a progressive narrative or as part of a
declensionist narrative, in which it plays a role in the decline
of pristine nature and in the desecration of the earth, lead-
ing to the ecological crisis. One way out of this, for me, is
through the emergence of new narratives born out of social
and economic conditions that are not imperialist, not colo- V WAJ .


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nialist, but that ascribe equality to all peoples, especially to men and women.
I call this new ethic, which will be part of a new narrative, the "partnership
ethic." I use the term partner to reflect that men and women can be partners
with nature in an interactive dynamical relationship with give and take,
rather than as manipulators, managers and dominators over it."
Merchant's passion for history continues to speak to the issues of 'now'
"The present generates questions that you can ask of the past. That is particu-
larly true of environmental history, since changes in the environment reflect
views on how people can transform nature using science and I,.:.l... i. ..-







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HSS and SHOT 2005 Co-Located Meeting

Minneapolis, Minnesota

3-6 November


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Thursday, 3 November 2005

1:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M.
HSS Council Meeting

5:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M.
HSS and SHOT Co-Plenary

Friday, 4 November
(* indicates session organizer)

7:30 A.M. 8:45 A.M.
Women's Caucus Business Meeting

9:00 A.M. 11:45 A.M.

Beyond Larry Summers & Co.: How Women Fared in Science:
Cross-Disciplinary and Comparative Perspectives. Part I:
The Case of Genetics
*Marsha L. Richmond, Wayne State University, ':... I. i. in Early American
Genetics: The Cold Springs Harbor Department of Genetics"
Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie, University of Oklahoma, "Helen Dean King, a
Neglected Geneticist"
Ida H. Stamhuis, U Universiteit Amsterdam, "Three Female Professors in
Early Genetics: Unusual Careers?"
Sylvia McGrath, Stephen F Austin State University, "A Delight in Nature:
Frieda Cobb Blanchard, Her Mentors, and Her Scientific Education"
Commentator: Nancy Slack, Russell ,. College
Chair: Pnina Abir-Am, HBI Brandeis & .. . Legacies

Biophysics, Gene Theory and the Laws of Life
William C. Summers, Yale University, "Physics and Genes: From Einstein to
DI1'. 11 .I:
Richard H. Beyler, Portland State University, "Exhuming the "Three-Man-
Paper": Target Theory Research in the Late 1930s and Early 1',-,,
Daniel McKaughan, University ofNotre Dame, "Niels Bohr and Max Delbriick
(,I !...l. .1,: il Complementarity: Were They Looking for Other Laws i 11, ,,:,
Nils Roll-Hansen, Oslo University, "Interpreting the Bohr-Delbriick applica-
tion of Complementarity to 1. .i. .:-
Commentator: Angela Creager, Princeton University
*Chair: Phillip Sloan, University ofNotre Dame

Forbidden Fruit or Final Frontier?
Consciousness in Twentieth-Century Science
(Sponsored by the Forum for the History of Human Sciences)
*Stephen E. Wald, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "The Triumph and
Travesty of Roger Sperry's Mentalism"


Craig Sean McConnell, .. State University, Fullerton, "The Physics
of Consciousness: Roger Penrose and The Emperor's New Mind"
Erika Dyck, McMaster University, "'LSD Does not Expand the Mind, the Drug
Shrinks It': Post-WWII LSD Experimentation and the Politics of ..u1:1..|..,I..
Nathaniel Barrett, Boston University, "Natural or Supernatural? A
Historiographic Study of Spiritualism and Psychical Research"
Chair and Commentator: Anne Harrington, Harvard University

Intellectual Novelty and Scientific Ambition in the
Early Modern Period
Kevin LaGrandeur, New York Institute .: ....I ..' (NYIT), "Early Modern
Androids and Scientific Ambition"
David Marshall Miller, University of Pittsburgh, "Galileo and the
Coriolis Effect"
Brendan Murphy Watters, University ofFlorida, "Bisection of the
Eccentrics: Vincent Wing's Central Positions Between Kepler and Newton"
Daniel T. Julich, University of Florida, "Pascal and the Dynamics of the
Parisian Savant Community"
Katherine H. Maas, Penn State University, "Pansophism and the Public
Good: Philosophy and Politics in the Work of S, 1.1 i. iiii
Chair: TBA

Ways of Knowing: Theoretical Perspectives from Harvey to Kuhn
Joseph Zepeda, University ofNotre Dame, "Aristotelian Induction and
Empiricism in William Harvey's De Motu
Fabien Chareix, University ofParis 4 -Sorbonne, "Christiaan Huygens and
the Probability of I ..... ,.i..
Edward Jurkowitz, University of-" .- at i.. ,. "Ernst Mach's
Perspectival Scientific li ..11.. 1. 1 .- and its Political-Elp'i. ..l...-,: 11 l .,: ,ii ii at
the End of the Nineteenth Century"
James Strick, Franklin and Marshall College, "Marxism, Sex, and the Origin
of Life: Wilhelm Reich's Bion Experiments, 1935-1939"
Sean Dermot Lehane, University ... "Kuhn Since Kuhn: A Study in
the Evolution of Thomas S. Kuhn's Philosophy of Science"
Chair: TBA

Museums, Fiction, & Film: Constructing Popular Science
Discourses in 20th-Century America
Eric Drown, George Washington University, "Self-Invention: The Promise and
Peril of Pulp Science Fiction's Educational Rhetoric in Industrializing America"
*Erik Ellis, Arizona State University, "'The TV Problem' in 1950s America:
Finding a Place for Science on the Small Screen"
Alison Griffiths, The University of New York, Baruch College,
1' i.:i III.: i il, to Learning': Film and Multi-Media in the Museum"
Karen A. Rader, Sarah Lawrence College, "Exhibits and the American
(Scientific) Ii ,,.. ii,. 11'' Changing Strategies for D,,i ii ..i 1 ....-: 1I' U.S.
Museums, 1939-1985"
Chair and Commentator: Bruce Lewenstein, Cornell University







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Friday, 4 November
9:00 A.M. 11:45 A.M. (continued)

Perspectives on Chemistry, 18th 20th Centuries
Victor D. Boantza, University ........ "Lighting Plants and Darkening
Salts: Dynamics of Interplay between Theory and Practice in Early Chemical
Perceptions f N i. 11 I
Peter Ramberg, Truman State University, "Johannes Wislicenus and
Chemistry in Zirich, 1860-1872"
Thomas D. Cornell, Rochester Institute .. ..... .. i. ,I .11,1,,,,.-
Research Corporation: A Case Student of Patents, Philanthropy, and Organized
Research in Early Twentieth-Century America"
Maria Elisa Maia, University ofLisbon, Portugal, "The History of
Cholesterol: An Example of the Inter-relations of Science and .:il i. i... :
Jun 1-uji, ,Heights University, "The Soul of DNA: Sister Miriam Michael
Stimson, OP, and the DNA Double Helix"
Chair: TBA

Science in Translation: Communities of Knowledge
in Modern Egypt and India
Michael S. Dodson, Indiana University, Bloomington, "A Translational
Moment: Sanskrit and/as the Text of I ...i. .ir
*Marwa Elshakry, Harvard University, i..... .i..-:' into 'Science': The
Arabic Press and Epistemological Transformations"
Shruti Kapila, Tufts University, "Race Matters: Science, Orientalism and
the Translation of Difference"
Jane H. Murphy, Princeton University, "Bilingualism and the Sciences in
Eighteenth-Century Cairo"
Chair and Commentator: TBA

Science, Inc.: Inventors, Promoters, and Academic Enterprise
Arne Hessenbruch, '.'/,/, Institute, "From MIT to Commerce"
J. Benjamin Hurlbut, Harvard University, "Selling Knowledge:
Professor-Lobbyists, Entrepreneurs and California's Proposition 71"
Chitra Ramalingam, Harvard University, "Electrical Science, Electrical
Industry: William Crookes and Thomas Edison"
*Kara Swanson, Harvard University, "Courtroom Views of Academic
Science: A Biotech Patent Trial"
Commentator: Ken Alder, Northwestern University
Chair: TBA

Solid Sources of History? The Reading of Fossils, 1250-1700
Sherrie Lynne Lyons, Empire State College SUNY, "Of Sea Serpents and
Griffins, Plesiosaurs and Protoceratops: The Meaning of Fossils Revisited."
*Susanne Pickert, Max Planck Institutefor the History of Science,
Berlin, "From The Archives of the Earth Fossils as Historical Evidentia
During the Late Middle Ages"
Brian W. Ogilvie, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, "Fossils and
Final Causes in the Seventeenth Century"
Michael Kempe, Max Planck Institut for European Legal History,
"Relics of the First World. 'Reading' Fossils in the Theories of the Deluge
Around 1700"
Juliana Adelman, National University of Ireland, Galway, "Seeing is
Believing?: John W. Dawson, William B. Carpenter, the 'Galway Professors'
and the Eozoin controversy"
Chair: Martin Rudwick


12:00 P.M. 12:30 PM.
Forum for the History of Science in America- Business Meeting

12:30 P.M. 1:30 P.M.

History of Science in America Forum:
Distinguished Historian Lecture
Marc Rothenberg
'. of the Joseph Henry Papers, Smithsonian Institution)
"The History of Science in America 20 Years Later: The Creation Myth"


1:45 P.M. 3:45 P.M.

Across Space and Time: 19th-Century Scientific
Knowledge Exchanges
Lloyd Ackert, Yale University, i 1i- i,.: Matter and the Rise of Holistic
Agriculture: John Pitkin Norton and William Henry Brewer at Yale, 1ls4-11-I 111
Michael D. Friesen, University of Colorado, "Sculpture in Service of Science:
The Work of Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins in Forging Trans-Atlantic
Popularization of I ,ii....,i....'
Philip M. Teigen, National ofMedicine, I ,i. ,il: 111,.;, Rabies: A
Case Study in How Laboratory Medicine Came to the United States"
*Susan D. Jones, University ofMinnesota, "Bradford and Walpole:
Exchanging Knowledge About Occupational Anthrax"
Chair: John Eyler, University of Minnesota

Catholicism and the Sacred Body: The Catholic Church, Eugenics,
and Birth Control, 1900-1960
*Aaron Kenneth Gillette, George Mason University, -,,Iii,.,. Gemelli and
the Latin Eugenics Movement"
Sharon M. Leon, George Mason University, "Bodies in Politics: U.S. Catholics
and Eugenics, 1910-1945"
lan Dowbiggin, University of Prince Edward Island, "Sterilization,
American Freedom and Catholic Power: A Revisionist Interpretation of Eugenics."
Chair and Commentator: Gregory Dorr, M.IT

Conflicts Over the Environment and its Inhabitants in
20th-Century North America
Christine Keiner, Rochester Institute : ..... ;. 0 I "The 1930s vs. 1990s
Debates over Introducing Non-Native Oysters to Chesapeake Bay"
Ki Won Han, University of i/f a' .'., Berkeley, i Ii, l.,...i,.- to
Oceanography: T Wayland Vaughan and the Transformation of the Scripps
Institution of I 1:'. ,i Iili.
Alex Checkovich, University of Virginia, "Problem Areas: Regions,
Representations, and Authorities in the Great Depression"
Nicholas Buchanan, Massachusetts Institute i:. ...I- -.. i, "Epistem-
ological Imperialism: Experts, American Indians, and the Production of
Environmental I'.,.:.
Chair: TBA

Courtly Culture and Spectacular Science: The Presentation of
Science, Surgery, and Magic
Daniel Margocsy, Harvard University, "The Court Goes to Pont-Neuf:
Popular Magic and Courtly Culture in Mid-17th-Century Paris"
Dana M. Rovang, The University of I- .. ., I '. ,,.,. f' I- ,i.: The Profess-
i il. 1 I. I1 II,, it il. Counterpoint to Science in Late Eighteenth-Century Europe"








Lynda Payne, University ofMissouri Kansas j I I. the Clock:
Stopwatches and Spectators at Eighteenth-Century British Operations"
Ivano Dal Prete, University of Verona, "Astronomy for the Aristocracy:
Representing Science in Eighteenth-Century Venetian Provinces."
Chair: TBA

Defining Deviance: The Many Meanings of Eugenics in American
Social Reform and Social Science
(Sponsored by the Forum for the History of the Human Sciences)
Susan M. Rensing, University ofMinnesota, "'Eugenics as an Answer to the
'Woman Question' in Late 19th Century America"
*Brent J. Ruswick, University of Wisconsin Madison, "The t...l... -: i! i. Ii
of Dependence: The Scientific Charity Movement and the Hereditary Pauper in
America, 1880-1920."
Julia E Irwin, Yale University, '.:. i i, Then, Do They Mean by Feeble-mind-
edness?': Contested Terminology in the Formation of Pr f..I. i 11ii I i. J.i.:
Commentator: Hamilton Cravens, Iowa State University
Chair: Daniel Kevles, Yale University

Science and Race in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Emmanuel Saadia, The University of -.. .. "Andre Thouin Encounters
Jews: Science, Race and Imperialism During the French Revolution"
Denis Forest, University ofLyon, France/ IHPST, Paris, France, "Localizing
Broca's Area in Broca's Era"
Courtenay Raia, UCLA, "The Uncanny ll iii .'...1..: of Andrew Lang: Science,
Race, and Psyche in the Late' r:i. i -' .
James Tabery, University of Pittsburgh, "Genotype-Environment Interaction
in the IQ Controversy"
Chair: TBA

The Dark Side of Lamarckism
Kevin Francis, Evergreen State College, "A Radical Solution to the Extinction
Problem: Lamarckian Explanations for Species Disappearance, 1 -.-I I -I i
James Elwick, York University, "Regarding the Sympathy of Others: Herbert
Spencer and Humane -....ht. .i,_ '
*Piers J. Hale, Colby College, "George Bernard Shaw, Creative Evolution, and
.iI r. I II I ,i.1 1:n,.
Chair and Commentator: Robert Richards, University of i...

Visualizations and Representations: Models, Specimens, and
Instruments, 19th 20th Centuries
Eva Ahren Snickare, Nobel Museum, "Bodyparts on Display: Models and
Specimens in the Collections of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, '. ... i....
Maria Lane, University .. I atAustin, "Cartography, 11 i.,. i, pli. and
Areography: ~ ,,. i1 ...- ..1 II..", over the Planet Mars, 1899-1910"
Nancy Anderson, Universitede Geneve, "Divided Expertise: t.i..l..: i, a
Physicist, and the Beginnings of Video Microscopy"
Mina Park, Seoul National University, Republic ofKorea, "'Turn
Practical': MIT Spectroscopy Conferences and Practical Applications of
Spectroscopy in the 1930s"
Chair: TBA

American Religion and Science: Some Roman Catholic and
Eastern Orthodox Perspectives
Ronald A. Binzley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Father Yancey's
Albertus Magnus Guild and the Dissipation of the Crisis of the Catholic
Scientist, 1952-1969"


History of Science Society Newsletter July 2005
Edward (Ted) B. Davis, Messiah College, "Cosmic Beauty, Created Order,
and the Divine Word: The Religious Thought of Michael Idvorsky Pupin"
*Dana A. Freiburger, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Traces of
Gold: Science and Scientific Instruments at Santa Clara College, California,
1851-1878"
Commentator: Dominic Balestra, .. I University
Chair: Bernadette McCauley, Hunter College/CUNY


4:00 P.M. 6:00 P.M.

Clever Devices: Early Automata and Human Subjectivity
*Elly Truitt, Harvard University, "The Quick and the Dead: Funerary
Automata and Animated Corpses, 1 I- i-1 I
Scott Lightsey, Georgia State University, "Curious Craft, Subtle Craftsmen:
Automata and Medieval London Politics"
Minsoo Kang, "The Man-Machine and the Automaton-Man: Ideas on
Mechanized Humanity in Early Modern Ti, .i .-iii
Scott Maisano, University of Massachusetts, "Infinite Gesture: Automata and
the Emotions in Descartes, De Caus, and Shakespeare"
Chair: Scott Lightsey, Georgia State University

Disease and Death in the 20th Century
David Caruso, Cornell University, "The Body Counts: The Technologies of Triage
and Redefining Medical Knowledge and Practice during the First World War"
Michael Bresalier, Cambridge University, "Neutralizing Flu: Immunological
Technique and its Legitimation in Interwar Virus'..', ,i-
Ann F La Berge, Virginia Tech, "Science Stories: Stories Scientists Tell about
Overweight and ( i...i r
Otniel E. Dror, The Hebrew University of erusalem, "'Sudden Unexpected
Death': Contingency, Magic, and the Uncertainty of ..-ii.
Chair: TBA

Dismantling Dichotomies: Constructing Naturalness in the
Biological Sciences
Frederick R. Davis, Florida State University, b.'..- i I.pi.. t I ....i :.I
Testing DDT in the Lab, Field, ,,i !...i
Georgina Mary Montgomery, University ofMinnesota, "Contested
Meanings of the Word "Natural" in Field Primatology, 191 i- I'- i
*Erika Lorraine Milam, University of Wisconsin Madison, "Natural
Bodies? The Changing Status of Fruit Flies as Organisms in Behavioral
Research, 1950-1975"
Chair and Commentator: Richard Burkhardt, University of .. at
Urbana i '1 .

Getting Back to The Death of Nature:
Rereading Carolyn Merchant
Katharine Park, Harvard University, "Encounters with Nature: Rethinking
Early Modern "Science""
Gregg Mitman, Pennsylvania State University, "Where Ecology, Politics, and
History Meet: Reclaiming The Death of..
Charis Mary Thompson, University of Berkeley, .:- i.
Nature?: What Happened to Ecofeminism in Poststructuralist and Third Wave
Feminisms?"
Commentator: Carolyn Merchant, University of .. ,Berkeley
Chair: Joan Cadden, University of .:. Davis
Organizer: Judy Johns Schloegel, Argonne National Laboratory







History of Science Society Newsletter July 2005
Friday, 4 November
4:00 P.M. 6:00 P.M. (continued)

Practical Knowledge in New Social Spaces, 1750 1830
Margaret C. Jacob, UCLA, "Steam and Wool in Leeds: The Application of
Mechanical Knowledge in Civic Life and Shop Floor"
Paola Bertucci, University of Bologna, "Crafting Public Science: 18th-
Century Demonstrations and Experiments Behind the Curtain"
Larry Stewart, University of Saskatchewan, "Laboratory Spaces in the First
Industrial Revolution"
Commentator: Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University
Chair: TBA

Science and Math Education in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Mark L. Hineline, "Life l In:, T I I,,,',.,- i pl.: Study of the First
Generation of Ph.D.s Trained in American Universities"
Susan Marie Groppi, University of 'j.- Berkeley, "The Ladylike
Science: Psychology in American Women's Colleges, 1880-1915"
Roger Turner, University ofPennsylvania, '.. i, of Knowing the Weather:
Aviation, University Education, and the Development of Digital .Iii "1"I. iI-
David Lindsay Roberts, "'Getting in on the Ground Floor': Minnesota's
Encounter With the "New Math," 1954-1973"
Chair: TBA

Understanding Mental Illness in Africa, Europe, and North
America in the 20th Century
Susan Lanzoni, Yale University, Ii .ii- .,'i ..-,Without Words: Experiential
Epistemologies of Schizophrenia in Twentieth Century European Psychiatry"
Constance Cummings, Foundation for Psychocultural Research, "Mental
Ills and Traditional Cures in Post-( i. II i .i. -. I,
Cai Guise-Richardson, Iowa State University, "Mind over Money: Changing
Views of Mental Illness and the Competence of Lewis duPont Smith"
Chair and Commentator: TBA

7:00 P.M. 8:30 P.M.
Reception at the Bakken


8:00 P.M.
Committee on Education Workshop
Recreating the Past: Teaching Through Historical Simulation
Organized by Douglas Allchin



Saturday, 5 November

7:30 A.M. 8:45 A.M.
Forum for the History of Science in America Steering Committee

Osiris Editorial Board Meeting

9:00 A.M. 11:45 A.M.
"I'klieen God and Nature: Jesuit Science in the Global Theatre"
Florence C. Hsia, University of Wisconsin Madison, "From Practice to Print:
Jesuit Science in Late Imperial China and its E ..-i'."- i i' i I.,.'ii ,
Steven J. Harris, Harvard University Extension School, "Messengers of God,
Merchants of Nature: Jesuit Scientiae Commercium and the Overseas Missions"


*Qiong Zhang, Harvard University, "From Seduction to Conversion: The
Jesuit Discourse of Exotica in Late Ming and Early Qing China"
Minghui Hu, University of )... ., "Uninflected( .,,I ..... I ii l.:ri. ,i.I i I ,,:.,,i.
Debates over Ancient Calendars and Cosmological Models in Eighteenth-century China"
Commentator: Marta Hanson, The Johns Hopkins University
Chair: Qiong Zhang, Harvard University

Beyond Dichotomies in the Early History of Genetics
Laurie Carlson, '.:. llii -.111 ..i ll i Role in Genetics History: Icon or Iconoclast?"
Barbara A. Kimmelman, Philadelphia University, "Adapted to the Industrial
Environment: Darwinism in U.S. Plant Breeding in the Early Twentieth Century"
*Donald L. Opitz, University ofMinnesota, "'No Doubtful or Uncertain Enterprise':
Balfour, Bateson, and Britain's First Chair of Genetics at Cambridge, 1894-1914"
Jenny Marie, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, '.:. 1 iI i 'Genetics'
in Early Twentieth-Century Britain? The Shifting Meanings of a New Discipline."
Commentator: Robert Olby, University ofPittsburgh
Chair: Doris Zallen, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Beyond Larry Summers & Co.: How Women Fared in Science:
Cross-Disciplinary and Comparative Perspectives. Part II: The
Case of Molecular Biology and Radioactivity
*Pnina Abir-Am, Brandeis University, "Gender and Cultural Memory:
Remembering Dorothy Hodgkin in the First, Second, and Third'.:.. .ii
Lynne Osman Elkin, '. State University East Bay (Hayward),
"Rosalind Franklin and DNA: 2003 Fame, Justice Pending"
Maria Rentetzi, National Technical University ofAthens, "Gender Politics and
Radioactivity Research in in Interwar Vienna: The Case of the Institute for Radium
Research"
Annette B. Vogt, Max Planck Institute for History of Science, "From Case
Study to Comparison New Perspectives in the History of Women in Science"
Commentator: Rusty B. Shteir, York University
Chair: Marsha Richmond, Wayne State University

Institutions and Ideas in 20th-Century
American Paleontology
*Paul Brinkman, University ofMinnesota, "The Second American Jurassic
Dinosaur Rush, 1895-1905"
Joe Cain, University College London, "Ritual Patricide: George Gaylord
Simpson's Value to the Next Generation"
David Sepkoski,. '.' College, !.11i.i1.j.-, the Discipline of Paleobiology:
Tom Schopf as Community Architect"
Patricia Princehouse, Case Western Reserve University, "Fossils, Fins, and
the Fleeting Present: Macroevolution in the Wake of the Synthesis"
Chair and Commentator: Ron Rainger, National Science Foundation

New Work in Early Modern Science
Renzo Baldasso, Columbia University, "The Intellectual Cultures of
Ratdolt's Figures"
Katherine Tredwell, University of Oklahoma, "The Melanchthon Circle's
English Epicycle"
Tofigh Heidarzadeh, University of Oklahoma, "The Physics of Comets in
Newton's '...l-,i
Mark A. Waddell, TheJohns Hopkins University, "An End to Wonder? The
Jesuit Dismantling of the Preternatural in the Seventeenth Century"
Patrick J. Boner, Cambridge University, "Kepler's Living Cosmology:
Bridging the Celestial and Terrestrial Realms"
*Chair: Peter Barker, University of Oklahoma








Operations Research and Cold War Science, 1944-1980
William Thomas, Haarard University, "A Veteran Science: Reinventing
Operations Research for a Postwar '.:. .1 i.i
*Paul Erickson, University of Wisconsin Madison, "Reconversion and
Reinterpretation: Operations Research (OR) and Game Theory, 1944-1957"
Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen, IMFUFA, Roskilde University, Denmark, "The
Emergence of Nonlinear Programming: The Significance of OR"
Erik Rau, Drexel University, "The Scientific Management of Scientific
Revolutions: Operations Research and Library Science, 1962-1980"
Chair and Commentator: Philip Mirowski, University ofNotre Dame

Pharmaceutical Pathways: Inventing, Marketing,
and Regulating Drugs
Viviane Quirke, Centre for Health, Medicine and Society, Oxford
Brookes University, "'Pharmaceutical Innovation and Technological Path-
Dependence: The Case of Imperial Chemical Industries, ca. 1935-75"'
Jean-Paul Gaudilliere, "Regulating or Not Regulating? Diethylstilbestrol,
Expert Knowledge and Therapeutic Dangers. A Fifty Years Trajectory"
Dominique A. Tobbell, University ofPennsylvania, "Pharmaceutical
Alliances: Academic-Industry-Government Networks of Drug Development and
Policy in the Postwar United States"
Arthur Daemmrich, Chemical heritage Foundation, "Pharmaceutical
Demand Realization"
Commentator: Ruth Cowan, University of Pennsylvania
*Chair: Angela Creager, Princeton University

Politics in Science and Science in Politics, an International Perspective
*Elisabeth van Meer, University ofMinnesota, "Emanuel Lechta and the
Politics of Engineering in Central Europe"
William deJong-Lambert, Columbia University, "Szczepan Pieniazek:
Polish Lysenkoist"
Mary Winbauer, University ofMinnesota, "Adaptability in the Soviet Science
System: R.L. Berg's Evolutionary Genetics, 1935-1945"
Melinda Brooke Gormley, Oregon State University, "The American-Soviet
Science Society, 1943-1948"
Commentator: Karen Freeze, University of Washington
Chair: TBA

Visualization, Experimentation, and the Representation of
Scientific Work
Elizabeth Mary Caviicchi, [.:, Institutefor the History of Science and
.. ...'. MIT, and University of Massachusetts Boston, "Blind Experimenting
in a Sighted World: The Electrical Innovations of Jonathan Nash Hearder"
Sven Duprn, (,.. University, "'A Clever Daedalus to Describe this Thing':
Visualizing Telescopes, Machines and Knowledge in Seventeenth-Century Optics"
Graeme J.N. Gooday, University ofLeeds, "Uncertain Identities in Electricity:
Experts, Franklin's Fluid and the Electric Fairy"
Hasok Chang, University College London, "The Unbearable Fickleness of the
Boiling Point"
Lambert Williams, Max Planck Institutefor the History ofScience, "Chaos,
,,..,1.. ir andComputationalTIiI..i....
Chair: TBA

Measure and Appetite: Concepts of Standards of Living
in the 19th and 20th Centuries
(Sponsored by the Forum for the History of Human Sciences)
Bernhard Kleeberg, Max Planck Institute for the History ofScience,


History of Science Society Newsletter July 2005
Berlin, "From Dismal to Hopeful Science: 19th-Century Concepts of Rising
Standards 'of I ...I
*Dana Simmons, University of ';.. Riverside, 1. i''.11,;, Misery:
Consumer Budgets and the Minimum Wage in 19th-Century France"
Keir Waddington, (: i, if.i University, "'Consuming Diseased Meat as Food':
Diet, Meat and Disease in Victorian and Edwardian Britain"
Thomas Stapleford, University ofNotre Dame, ':.. i,, Housewives, and
Economists: Defining the "American Standard of Living," 1910 1940"
Commentator: Christopher Hamlin, University ofNotre Dame
Chair: M. Norton Wise, University of ';.. Los Angeles

12:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M.
HSS Committee on Publications

12:00 P.M. 12:45 P.M.
Forum for the History of Human Sciences
Distinguished Lecture and Box Lunch

12:45 P.M. 1:05 P.M.
Forum for the History of Human Sciences, Business Meeting

1:15 P.M. 3:15 P.M.

"A Good Body of Working Men": Vocation and the Darwinian
Revolution
*Richard Bellon I i Unitesity, "Charles Darwin Outflanks His Enemies"
Sheila Ann Dean, Darwin Correspondence r7..... Cornell University,
"Edinburgh Gardener to Curator in Calcutta: John Scott Goes to India"
John Waller, University of Melbourne, "Francis Galton, the Darwinian
Revolution and the Micro-politics of Victorian Scientific Careers"
Commentator: Michael Ruse, Florida State University
Chair: TBA

Classifying Empires: Natural History Between Centre
and Periphery
Gordon McOuat, University of Kings College, I1.iI Patronage and
Commodities: How the British Museum Went from Collecting (and Exchanging)
Patronage to Collecting (and Exchanging) Commodities and What that Might
Say About Natural Objects"
Elizabeth G. Musselman, Southwestern University, "Folk Classification:
How Cultures Categorized Nature in Colonial 6S..r,1 11i ,i:
*Jim Endersby, Cambridge University, "Sense and Stability: What the
'Species Question' Wasn't for Victorian Naturalists"
Chair and Commentator: Harriet Ritvo, MIT

Communicating Science in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Rebekah Higgitt, Imperial College London, "Exploded Systems: Views of
Alchemy in 19th-Century I.i. ill ii.., and Histories of Science"
Amy Ackerberg-Hastings, University of Maryland University College,
"'Fashionable Friends,' Continental Comparisons, and Schehallien: The Life of
John Playfair Through His Letters"
James W. Endersby, University ofMissouri, "Collaboration, Authorship, and
Scientific Research: Trends and Patterns i,,..i* .- I :lpiin ...
Dorien Daling, University of Groningen, "ScientificJournals and Scientific
Change, 1945-1965: Biochimica et BiophysicaActa (1946-1956) andNuclear
Physics (1956-1966)"
Chair: TBA







History of Science Society Newsletter July 2005
Saturday, 5 November
1:15 P.M. 3:15 P.M. (continued)

Comparative Perspectives on Economic Botany: Scientific
Patronage and the Making of Enhanced Drugs and Crops in
Imperial Worlds
*Abena Dove Osseo-Asare, University of ..- Berkeley, "Poisoned
Arrows, Strophanthus Hispidus, and the Rise of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in
Britain and the Gold Coast (1880-1922)"
Prakash Kumar, Yale University, "A 'Centre of Economic Science' in Colonial
India: The Setting Up of the Imperial Agricultural Research Institute in 1905"
Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, University of Florida, "Science and Manifest
Destiny: American Botanists, the 'Cinchona Missions' in Latin America (1942-
1945) and the Emergence of Economic Botany"
Commentator: Londa Schiebinger, Stanford University
Chair: TBA

Emergence and Evolution of Modern Medicine
and Physiology
Patrick Sing .... ;. University, "Perception and Percussion:
Rethinking the Emergence of Modem Medicine"
Carin Berkowitz, Cornell University, "Priority and' i..li...l.l. ....:, i
Controversy in Early Nineteenth-Century I ii .i.,.1
Henning Schmidgen, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science,
i. iii.-; Time: E C. Donders's Experiments on the I1, i..l...:,: i1 Time of
Psychi,.- : I ,, 1 .. ..
Jung K. Lee, Mississippi State University, "The 'Industrial Physiology' and The
Age of 'Production"'
Chair: TBA

Revisiting Random Genetic Drift in the Development of
Population Genetics: 1920s-1960s
*Robert A. Skipper, Jr., University of .. "R. A. Fisher and the
Origins of Random Genetic Drift"
Jonathan Hodge, University of Leeds, "On the Complex Historical
and Conceptual Relations between (1) Fisher and Wright's Original Dis-
agreements about Evolution and (2) Later Decades of Controversy Over
Selection and Drift"
Anya Plutynski, University of Utah, "Conflict and Consensus: Fisher v Wright
on the Drift Concept"
Roberta L. Millstein, Cal State, Hayward, "Selection or Drift?" I.. itl,.1 .1. d.
in 'The Great Snail Debate', 195 .,,- !',;,1,
Chair: Robert Skipper, University of

Science and Technology in Asia in
the 20th Century
Glenn Ymballa Cabrera, "Japanese Scientific Societies and Their Historical
Lessons for the Philippines"
Jahnavi Phalkey, Georgia Institute i.: .... i "Homi J. Bhabha and
Particle Accelerator Development at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,
Bombay (1944-1966)"
Sungook Hong, Seoul National University, Korea, "'Nuclear Blessings':
Images of Nuclear Energy in Korea during the 1950s and 1960s"
Chair and Commentator: TBA


The Uses of Probability, Statistics, and Sampling,
17th 20th Centuries
Nuran Cinlar, Simmons College, i i 1 11.-*;, the Risk of NewWorld
Colonization: Investors in the Virginia I''1 ili'., 1 I.-!
Nancy S. Hall, University ofDelaware, "The Sceptic and the Psychics -
Ronald Fisher and His Statistical Advice to the Society for Psychical Research"
Daniel Patrick Thurs, Cornell University, "Creating a Scientific Public:
George Gallup, the Meaning of Science, and the Rhetoric of Polling in the 1930s"
Shirley Martin, University of I'.. .. "Educational and Statistical Efficiency: The
Early Use of Fisherian Statistics in the Colleges of Education at Minnesota and Iowa"
Chair: TBA

Water Management Controversies in Seventeenth-Century Europe
Eric H. Ash, Wayne State University, Ii ai.; a Fruitful Soil: Expertise and
Water Management in the English Fens"
Chandra Mukerji, University of *; Davis, "The Politics of Water in
17th-Century Languedoc: Funding .11 ....i.. i. ..I, the Canal du Midi"
Pamela 0. Long, "Floods, Aqueducts, and the Culture of Knowledge in Early
Counter-Reformation Rome"
*Karl Appuhn, New York University, "'A Show for the Eyes that Serves No
Purpose': Lagoon Management Debates in Early Modern Venice"
Chair: Alix Cooper, SUNYStony Brook

Building an Identity for Botany, 17th 20th Centuries
Ayne Terceira, University of Florida, "Poisoned Plants: The Social Dangers of
Botany in Restoration England"
Christina Matta, University of Wisconsin Madison, "A Dying Science?
1 I .I.. 1,1.i: li, ,. ,1. ..- and the "Revival" of German Botany"
Aurika Richkiene, Institute of Botany, "Peculiarities of Botany Science
Formation and Development in Lithuania"
Chair and Commentator: TBA


3:30 P.M. 5:30 P.M.

Human and Animal Bodies in the Age of Nuclear Fear
loanna Semendeferi, "The Apostate: John Gofman, the Linear Non-Threshold
Radiation Model and Cancer Risks"
Doogab Yi, Princeton University, "The Coming of the Reversibility: The
Discovery of DNA Repair Amidst Nuclear Fear"
Ryan Shapiro, University of i'trj, ,.': Santa Barbara, "'Foreign Agents
Rejoice...'Fifth Columnism in the Battle over Vivisection in Early Cold War America"
Commentator:TBA
Chair: TBA

Jewish and Christian Theology and Cosmology,
16th 19th Centuries
Kathleen Crowther-Heyck, University of Oklahoma, "S ,..:,.,i i -i.i..pl.
Secular Theology: The Pious Physics of Levinus Lemnius (1505-1568) and
Francisco Vallds (1524-1592)"
John P. Friesen, Johns Hopkins University, "Hutchinsonianism and the
Newtonian Enlightenment"
J. Brian Pitts, University ofNotre Dame, ,,.,',..,i,': Ii ..; and Genesis:
Starlight Transit Time and Its Ti ,..i. .,.: ,i ,...,.pn. .1
Elizabeth Neswald, National University of reland, Galway, "The
I ..,i..l.,-: of Moses Hess"
Chair: TBA








International Travels and Local Knowledges
Giuliano Pancaldi, University of Bologna, "'Infinite Riches in a Little
Room': Competitive Imitation in the Molding .t ':., III 11 Thomson's Laboratory"
Daniela S. Barberis, The University of -... i, iiii;-, the 'Prussian
Schoolmaster': French Philosophers on Study Missions to Germany"
*Francesca Bordogna, Northwestern University, I I ii Ii Travelers:
Mediating the Local and the .. -l,.l...ii in
Commentator: John Tresch, University of i.. .
Chair: TBA

Material Generation, Regeneration, and Resurrection in
the 17th Century
Margaret J. Osler, University of I "Gassendi on Atomism and
Resurrection"
Trevor Pearce, University of i... I, ,i'i,: I i.i:-,. and Divine
Naturalism Robert Fludd and the Weapon Salve"
*Lisa T. Sarasohn, Oregon State University, "Material Regeneration in the
Natural Philosophy i' I ii 11.1. Cavendish"
Matthew Goodrum, Virginia Tech., "Atomism, the Mechanical I lii .p'i
and Naturalistic Theories of Human Origins in the Seventeenth Century"
Chair: TBA

Negotiating Science: Entertainment and Urban Experience,
1770-1830
*Ayako Sakurai, University of Cambridge, "Learned Natural History and
Plebeian Entertainment in an Estate Society The Establishment of the
Senckenberg Museum in Early Nineteenth-Century Frankfurt am Main"
Takashi Ito, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science / University of
Tokyo, "'The Eden of Northern Marylebone': L nd n\, Z ,ii, ngical Gardens and
the Metropolitan Experience in the 1-.I.i
Denise Phillips, University of Tennessee, "The Countryside Through Urban
Eyes: Natural History, Taste and Regional Tourism in Germany, 17 11- 1 -:.i1
Anna Maerker, Cornell University, "The Wrong Toy for the Job:
Anatomical Models Between Education and Entertainment in Late-Eighteenth-
Century Vienna"
Chair: Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, University of Minnesota

Psychology, Lobotomy, and Deviance
Michael John Pettit, University ..... .-. ., "Mind on the Market: Popular
Psychology and the Disciplining of Deception in Progressive Era America"
Susanne Louise Weber, London School ofEconomics and Political
Science, "The Body Does Not Lie: The Emergence of the Polygraph in the 20th
Century"
Mical Raz, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, "Lobotomy as a
Holistic Treatment for Mental Illness? Lobotomy in the United States 1937-
1955 and the Boundaries between Organic and Behavioral Approaches in
Psychiatric Medicine"
Jack El-Hai, "Inside the Mind of a Lobotomist: Walter Freeman and the Rise
and Fall of Psychiatric ...i.-'. I
Chair: TBA

The Commercialization of Scientific Culture in
18th-Century Europe
Shelley Anne Costa, Cornell University, ':.,..ii and Deeds: English
Economies of Print and Gentility Behind Eighteenth-Century Public
Mathematics"


History of Science Society Newsletter July 2005
David Reid,Appalachian State University, "Selling Education: Science, Commerce
and Charity Among Religious Dissenters in Eighteenth-Century I I.i ,,, il
*Michael Lynn, Agnes Scott College, "Advertising Aeronautics: The Marketing
of Balloons in Europe, 1783-1820"
Chair and Commentator: Alice Walters, Murray State University

The Practices of Quantum Theory
*Jeroen van Dongen, .. Institute .: ..../ .'. I, "Albert Einstein,
Emil Rupp and the Canal Ray Experiments: A Case of Scientific Fraud?"
Michel Janssen, University ofMinnesota, "The Dawn of Quantum
Mechanics in Minnesota"
Suman Seth, Cornell University, "The Principles of Irrationality: HI.t. Ii .
Bohr and the Older Quantum Theory"
Clayton A. Gearhart, St. John s University, "The Rotational Specific Heat of
Molecular Hydrogen in the Old Quantum Theory"
Chair: Roger Stuewer, University of Minnesota


8:00 P.M. 10:00 P.M.
HSS Banquet


10:30 P.M. 12:00 P.M.
HSS and SHOT Graduate Student Gathering



Sunday, 6 November

8:00 A.M. 9:00 A.M.
HSS Business Meeting


6:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M.
Distinguished Lecture
Janet Brown
(Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of
Medicine, University College London)
Making Darwin: 1.. ..I i'li and Character







History of Science Society Newsletter July 2005
Sunday, 6 November (continued)
9:00 A.M. 11:45 A.M.

Experimenting with Scientific Narrative: Writing for a Popular
Audience in Britain, 1850-1900
Chair and Commentator: Jim Paradis, MIT
*Aileen Fyfe, National University ofIreland Galway, iii .i.. ...i,,
Natural History and Travel in the Mid-Nineteenth Century"
Bernard Lightman, York University, "The Evolution of the Evolutionary
Epic"
Jim Mussell, Birkbeck College, University of London, i ,ii,,; Events':
Science and the News in the Late Nineteenth Century Periodical Press"
Gabriel K. Wolfenstein, University of .. LosAngeles, "The Science
Scene in The Strand: Popularizing Science in Late Victorian Britain"

Exploration in Early American Culture
*Michael Frederick Robinson, University of Harford, "Rethinking Early
U.S. Exploration: Lewis & Clark and Alexander von i.,iii,...1 .ii1
Edward Gray, Florida State University, "The Trials of John Ledyard, Client
Traveler"
Kathy Hermes, Central Connecticut State University, "American Indians in
the Pacific: How Captain Cook Understood Polynesia"
Chair and Commentator: TBA

Gazing Southward: The Migration of Scientists and Scientific Ideas
between North and South America
Olival Freire, Jr., Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil & '.'i,..
Institute, MIT, "Commuting Between Brazil and the United States: The Case of
Brazilian Physicists (1945 1980)"
*Shawn Mullet, Harvard University, "Different in Attitude, Different in
Latitude: Richard Feynman and David Bohm in Brazil"
Camilo Quintero, University of Wisconsin Madison, '.:.i..11.. Hats,
(..l.. ii, i, i.- .h, and American Scientists: Exchanging Commodities in U.S.-
South America Scientific Relations"
Catherine Nisbett, Princeton University, "The Station: Harvard's Observatory
in Peru"
Chair: Shawn Mullet, Harvard University

Envisioning New Science, Turning Back in Time: The Role of Near-
Eastern Sources in Early-Modern Practices of Science
Daniel %iol ienberg I', Planck Institute for the History of Science, "The
Science of Talismans and the Roots of Idolatry: 17th-Century Oriental Studies
and the Historicization of I ,:
Scott Johnson, Harvard University, "John Bainbridge, Savilian Professor of
Astronomy at Oxford: Greek, Syriac, and Arabic texts Post-Copernicus"
*Avner Ben-Zaken, Harvard Society of Fellows, "No Utopia is an Island"
Commentator: TBA
Chair: Pamela Smith, Pomona College

Medical Philanthropy and Public Health in the 20th Century
(Sponsored by the Forum for the History of the Human Sciences)
Eric W. Boyle, University of -.. Santa Barbara, "Rockefeller
Philanthropy and the Scientific Solution to Health and Social Problems"
Sheena M. Morrison, National .' j- ofMedicine, "The i.1 .1. .
Health Movement and the Public Health Service (191i- ll-i I
Naoko Wake, Indiana University, Bloomington, "The Medicine Beyond
Bones and Muscles: Social Psychiatrists and the Making of the "Science" of
VIII


Human Relations, 1920s-:.,,
Buhm Soon Park, National Institutes of Health, "Another Look at Science -
The Endless Frontier: A Perspective From the NIH"
*Chair and Commentator: Heather Munro Prescott, Central
Connecticut State University

Performing Science
*Iwan Rhys Morus, University of Wales Aberystwyth, "'The Whole Secret of
Successful Exhibiting': Behind the Scenes at the Mid-Victorian Lecture"
Sharrona Pearl, Harvard University, "The Technology of Building Beauty on
Nineteenth-Century -. -...
David Kirby, University of Manchester, "Big Screen Science: Scientists'
Backstage Role in the Production of Hollywood Films"
Roger D. Launius, NationalAir and Space Museum, Smithsonian
Institution, "'A Vast Scientific Harvest?' Apollo and the Expansion of Knowledge
About the Moon"
Chair and Commentator: Robert Brain, University ofBritish Columbia

Sciences of Places, Places of Science: Natural Science and its
Environment in Twentieth-Century America
*Gina Rumore, University ofMinnesota, 111. 111 i ii-- i ii i .Ii1
Monument: Carving out i1 ,1:i. 1,-: and Cl i:i il r.:....:- ii, Glacier B i 1 -,
Keith R. Benson, Green College, University of British Columbia, "The
Pacific Coast, the Intertidal Zone, and a Place for t.i. .i..-
Tulley Long, Oregon State University, '.. Ii. i in..i Studies: F.,i..I T.: .1l..: F and
the Field at the HJ. Andrews Experimental Forest, 1970-1980"
Commentator: Bruce Hevly, University of Washington
Chair: Paul Farber, Oregon State University

Technical and Philosophical Conceptions of
Nature in Antiquity
Sylvia Berryman, University of British Columbia, "Mechanics and
Philosophical Theory in Antiquity"
Serafina Cuomo, Imperial College London, "Contested Definitions of Techne
in Classical Athens. "
James Evans, University ofPuget Sound, "Models and Nature in Ancient
Greek Astronomy"
*Daryn Lehoux, University of Kings College, i..11. .11.. News Today:
Astrology, Fate, and the Ways Out"
Chair: TBA

The Work and Organization of Technical
Computing Facilities
Joe November, Princeton University, "LINC: t.i.....-: ; Revolutionary
Little Computer"
Dina Dalouka, History and Philosophy of Science Department, National
and Kapodistrian University ofAthens, "Electric Power Networks and Interwar
Scientific Ontologies: Competing Orientations in the Early History of Computing
(AkeraAl907)"
David Alan (rier .'".. School ofInternational. I: "Parallelism and
Labor Substitution in Scientific Computation"
Robert W. Seidel, University ofMinnesota, "From Factory to Farm: The
Decentralization of Computing in High-Energy Physics"
*Commentator: Atsushi Akera, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Chair: Chigusa Kita, Kansai University (Japan)







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Future Meetings

Thefollowing announcements have been ..'for space. For full descriptions and the latest announcements, please visit our Web site (i .
S. The Society does not assume -. ; '; for the accuracy of any item; interested persons should all details. Those who wish to publish a
future meeting announcement should send an electronic version of theposting to newsletter@hssonline.org.


Calls for Papers


Medicalisation of Spaces, Spaces of Medicalisation. University of Kent, 12
November 2005; 300 Word Abstracts for Papers due 1 ..i :.i 1 '"' Contact Dr Patty Baker
(RA.Baker-3@kent.ac.uk) and Tal Bolton (tb40@kent.ac.uk) for further information.

First Conference on History of Medicine in Southeast Asia. Siem Reap,
Cambodia, 9-10January 2006. Submit title and abstract -i ... ..1 i I before August 1, 2005
to Laurence Monnais at laurence.monnais-rousselot@umontreal.ca; http://www.khmer-
studies.org/.

Eighth Annual Meeting: Southern Association for History of Medicine and
Science. San Antonio, 24-25 February 2006. Proposals should be submitted by 15
September 2005 to Michael A. Flannery, LHL-301, UAB, 1530 Third Avenue S.
I .. ....1 1:i .1. 35294-00 1 : l I1 ....... I -I 1.,I 1....1., ,

Philosophy and Historiography. Robinson' ..II. :. Cambridge, U.K., 3-5 April 2006.
Please send an abstract (max 500 words), preferably by e-mail, to Dr Cristina Chimisso or
Dr Michael Beaney by 31 October 2005; http://wwwopen.ac.uk/Arts/bshp/
confs/historio/historio.htm.

Race, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Technology. Massachusetts Institute of
S.:i.. 1 ,..i..:. I oston, Massachusetts, 7-8 April 2006. Abstracts I. .... .,i .. should be
submitted by 1 October to: David S. Jones, i .. .. i .. Il I...:i, ,.. 1:. I .. : r.1
Massachusetts i i 'in.i.. .. l...: I.. I.. .- 77 Massachusetts Avenue, E51-185, C i.I .1:. I'.
02139, dsjones@mit.edu.

Con/texts of Invention: A Working Conference of the Society for Critical
Exchange. Case Western Reserve I i.....I r.I Cleveland, Ohio, 20-22 April 2006. Please
send paper abstracts (no -r.l111p ip... p.. I ..i, a c.v of no more than -1...... i :.i and any
.1i-. f ... 1 i1 i, 11 ,..1 topics by October 5 to: dar29@case.edu.

American Association for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting. Halifax
Nova Scotia, Canada, 4-7 May 2006. Abstracts must be received by 15 September 2005;


Health and Medicine in History: East-West Exchange. Jawaharlal Nehru
U' ...i. r, ... [,.. ll, 2-4 November 2006. Deadline for submitting abstracts: 30 November
2005 (e-mail: ashm2006@rediffmail.com).



Upcoming Conferences

International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology
:,.,. I- ..i held in Guelph, Ontario, 13-17July, 2005 ii . i i. ..

Perspectives on 20th-century Pharmaceuticals will be held 14-16 July 2005 at
Oxford University

BSHS 2005 will be held 15-17 July 2005 at the University of Leeds, U.K., in conjunction
with the i ii.. i 11 .... i 1 i i i..,. Philosophy and Science I.. i.:1i,,: ....... 2005 Conference;
Ii, ,-,-, i- i ... .i /conf/2005annual/.


The Atomic Bomb and American Society The three-.11, i,: .i.. ...... :. .II be held 15-
17July 2005 at 01 T i1:.. Tennessee.

Albert Einstein Century International Conference will be held in Palais de
1'Unesco, Paris, France, 18-22 July 2005; http://einstein2005.obspm.fr

22nd International Congress of History of Science Conference will be held in
I ,,I ,,,: .. 4-30 July 2005; http://2005bj.ihns.ac.cn/.

The 11th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia will take
place in Munich, Germany; 15-20 .. .1:,.1 I 1:

Fourth Annual International Congress of Ethnobotany (ICEB 2005) will be held
21-25 .'.-u .I i ,'" 1 : Yeditepe ..i ..i r. Istanbul, T.,i1 ... iu ,, :, .l: ..... 1

Islands and Science: History of Sciences and Techniques from the 16th-
20th Centuries will be held 5-10 September 2005.

History of Chemistry Conference: Chemistry, Technology and
Society will be held in Lisbon and Estoril, i..i 1..,: i 6-9 September, 2005;
http://Sichc-portugal.ulusofona.pt.

A History of Medicine Conference will be held at Ministere de la Recherche, Paris,
France, 7-10 September 2005.

The Third International Conference on the Book will be held at Oxford Brookes
1 ,11... i. 11-13 September 2005; http://wwwBook-Conference.com.

The Third Meeting of the International Society for the History of Medicine
will be held in Patras, Greece, 11-14 September 200' i, h1 iii .i-,. i iil i ...
. -' I

The European Meteorological Society will hold i iii,., ,1 ......ini,, 12-16
September2005 inUtrecht, ti... ...ii1..i ,. i i,!. ,-,- ..... .:.. :'EMS5/index.html.

Hybrids and Partnerships: Comparing the Histories of Indigenous
Medicine in Southern Africa and South Asia will be held at Oxford, 15 September
2001 i,u!,

Conference on the Human Sciences and Religion, sponsored by the SFHSH, will
take place in Paris, 21-23 September 2005.

'Invisible Enemies': The Cultural Meaning of Infection and the Politics of
'Plague' will be held at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, from 21-24 September 2005.

Beyond the Black Legend: Spain and the Scientific Revolution / Mas alli de
la Leyenda Negra: Espaila y la Revolucion Cientifica. Valencia, Spain, 21-24
September 2005; http://honors.nmsu.edu/black_,. :., .1

(Continued on page 15)







History of Science Society Newsletter July 2005

Backstage

Puzzled by what the HSS does apart from organizing the annual conference? Ever
wondered what all those committees do? Each .. 'provides a glimpse into
the behind the scenes work of the HSS, as well as thepeople who d that work.

Marc Rothenberg's long tenure as Treasurer of the HSS is reaching an
end. To give members an appreciation of the work he does and to encourage
them to consider applying for thejob, he has provided the Newsletter with a
run-down of his position.

It's not a hard job, says Rothenberg. "The truth of the matter is that I have
absolutely no training in accounting. If you can't add, though, you do have a
problem. If you balance your own checkbook and have a fundamental knowledge
of investments, which you should if you're running your retirement fund, then
you have the basic skills. You have to have a certain attention to detail, but I
think that most historians have that."
Responsibilities include writing checks, drawing up the budget, and provid-
ing financial advice to the Executive Committee and Council, and signing off on
income tax returns, NSF and NEH reports. "A lot of it is routine, some of it is
challenging and exciting," says Rothenberg.
I i,,hl i..i... i..,il- i Treasurer began in 1997. ... I i term. One should be in this job at least four years it takes two years to learn the
job and then another two years to do it well." The road to Treasurer began in 1994,
when Rothenberg was a member of Council who was appointed to the Committee
on Finance. His term expired at the end of Pam Mack's second term as Treasurer. "I
had spent three years worrying about the HSS budget, so I threw my hat in the ring.
I don't think I had a whole lot of competition."
The Treasurer is chief financial officer of the Society and a member of the
Executive Committee. Since some of Rothenberg's responsibilities are enforceable
by law, he is sensitive to questions ,f i'..11l ,ii i. For example, he reminds the
society of the NEH rules regarding definitions of matching funds for the CB, of
how to document donations (which he must certify for both the auditors and the
NEH), and of the difference between contractors and employees, a question that
often comes up when students are employed by the Society.
For his potential successor, Rothenberg says his best advice is not to be over-
whelmed by the apparent magnitude of any problem. "They can be broken up
into manageable parts and solved. The first draft of a budget usually shows a
huge deficit; then you sit down and work on it and things fall into place. Rely on
the advice of the auditor, who will be your best friend."
There is plenty of support to make sure the job never becomes overwhelming.
The Executive Office, the Committee on Finance, the auditor, and the payroll com-
pany all play their part in the running of the Society's finances. As well, Rothenberg
was helped by Pam Mack in his move to the job, and will offer the same help to
his successor.
Being Treasurer is an activity to chip away at, one that can be done in nice
little discrete chunks, says Rothenberg, who spends half an hour in the evening
keeping on top of the work. And it is vital to the Society "If someone is seeking to
give back to the Society in a large way, the Treasurer's office is an important way
to do so. It's not a position that will get you a lot ,f i..: .-.,, iii.. by deans and
other sorts of folk, I suspect. The Treasurer is working down in the trenches. I
have had a real sense of satisfaction in helping the Society, which has been so
important in my professional life. When you get the ledger finally to balance and
people are, if not happy, then satisfied, then there is a sense of accomplishment."
Rothenberg's historical work is with the Joseph Henry Papers. "I came down
to work on the Henry Papers on a one-year post doc in 1975 and never managed
to escape. I'm now working on the eleventh and final volume of the papers of


Joseph Henry. This has been my professional
career; it's hard to see beyond the
Henry Papers, which will end at
about the same time as my career
as Treasurer."
The Henry Papers, Rothenberg
says, reach out beyond the scholar-
ly community. i .. -. i..... M.. 1d -
tion work; I've talked to school chil-
dren. It's very gratifying to dissemr -
nate information on the
most important scientist
you've never heard of,
as Henry was once
described by the editor
of a journal."




HSS Treasurer Marc Rothenberg




Brian Dolan, who, /'..' up hi chairmanship of the Committee on Education
in June, gives a summary of recent work by the CoE.

The CoE's purpose in life is to nurture interest at all levels of education from
IK12 to university in the history of science. One way is to fund teacher work-
shops that help teachers build up course material and reading lists. "We are most
well known for developing the syllabi samplers; the collection of syllabi from our
colleagues in history of science has proved invaluable to both junior faculty and
veterans of the field who are attempting to design new courses and revamp old
ones," says Dolan. More and more, though, the CoE is relying on electronic tech-
nology to reach its audience. "With our redesign of the Web site we want to return
to the collection and posting of syllabi. In the past we photocopied and sold the
samplers, now we just collect them and post them on our Web site." The collection
is growing, says Dolan, since there is, in principle, no limit to the kind of material
that can be posted. The Web site is being turned into a portal that connects to a
range of online material, including primary source material, that can be used in
teaching (for example EEBO or Early English Books Online). CoE is also starting a
Web-certificate scheme to recognize and promote outstanding Web sites that deal
with history of science.
Using more traditional means, the CoE's Hazen Fund supports a biennial lec-
ture in the history of science at the New York Academy of Sciences, which is aimed
at a general audience; closer to home, it has its own session at the annual HSS
meetings where teaching methods and resources are vetted for later use.
Dolan says there has been positive feedback from teachers who took part in
CoE workshops. Help in grappling with the major issues that confront teaching
history of science was appreciated, as was developing creative ways of bringing his-
tory of science into the curriculum.
"We know there is tension and controversy in balancing scientific theory
with religious thought, and with major contemporary issues like stem cell
research and evolutionary thought. Teachers like to have the opportunity to









share their views on how best to balance these issues. What is particularly ben-
eficial is that we provide a range of historiography which helps guide them
through these debates and gives them an opportunity to refer to a variety of
texts which they can use in their teaching."
A fresh way of teaching history of science to younger groups, says Dolan, is
bringing experimental culture into the classroom by replicating historical experi-
ments. That way, "the historical material culture of sciences becomes part of the
way history of science is i n. i..
"One of the exciting roles that the CoE can play in the way future ... 11,. f
scholars come to understand history of science is by fostering, at an early age, a good
relationship with, and strong communication between, the practices of history and
the practices of science." This, says Dolan, moves away from the perception that his-
tory of science attacks scientific practices rather than striving to understand them.
Dolan, who is at the University of California, San Francisco, works on the devel-
opment of biotech and medical imaging and on the contextualization of developing
technology such as MRI technology and Computer Aided Diagnosis. His shift from
England to UCSF il1,,i,,i 11I.... 1I, -i meant also a shift in his research. "Many
of the core issues of the story of 20th century technology connect with work I did on
the development of 19th imagery as a visual language of science. When I moved to
UCSF there was a new context; I wanted to look at the production of knowledge as it


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happens on my doorstep. There are core issues which connect the past with commu-
nication of scientific knowledge in the 20th century People might assume that 20th
century technology must have shed some of the problems of its construction and
epistemology, but at base we still struggle with the same questions."
He is the author of three books, Exploring European Frontiers: British
Travelers in the Age ofEnlightenment, Ladies of the Grand Ibur, and most
recently Wedgwood: The First 7ycoon, as well as three edited collections. Ig


Brian Dolan at the HSS Executive Office


Future Meetings
(Continued from page 13)

The Scientific Terminology of Space and Time in the Academic
Disciplines of the 17th and 18th Century. Johann'...i i: 11f:, Goethe-
University Frankfurt am Main, 27-28 September 2005; http://web.uni-
frankfurt.de/ZFN/space.html.

First International Conference on the Histories of Media Art,
Science and Technology will be held 28 September to 2 October 2005 at The
Banff Centre, Canada; 'I, . i-. i I .. : .ii /news/.

Fifteenth Conference of the Canadian Science and Technology
Historical Association will be held 29 September to 2 October, 2005; CSTHA-
AHSTC-2005@technomuses.ca.

Third Annual Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine.
University of Pennsylvania, 30 September-2 October 2005; http://www.jointat-


Who needs scientific instruments? Museum Boerhaave, Leiden, The
Netherlands, 19-22 October 2005.

Global Health Histories. National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland,
2-4 November 2005.

Technology of the Ships of Trafalgar: An Homage to their
Designers and Constructors. Madrid and Cadiz, Spain 3-5 November 2005;
http://www.etsin.upm.es/trafalgar/.

Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting will be held in
Minneapolis, MN 3-6 November 2005; ',! .. i..i. i...

HSS Annual Meeting will convene in Minneapolis, MN, 3-6 November 2005;
1, 11, i 1 . .. . .. ., :


The 16th Novembertagung on the History of Mathematics will take
place 4-6 November 2005 in Paris, at the Ecole Normale Superieur, 45 rue d'Ulm;
http://irist.u-i i h: 1 .. :'.

First Meeting for Postgraduate Students in History of Science,
Valencia, 18-20 November 2005; http://www.uv.es/jihc/.

The Role of Women in the History of Geology, a one-day conference,
will be held 28 November 2005 at the Geological Society, ill.i,,n :.. House,
Piccadilly, London; 'i . ... : i .il

The Mind Project: Intersections of Philosophy, Human Science,
and Humanities in the journal Mind, 1876-1920. An Interdisciplinary
Symposium at Virginia Tech, 2-4 December 2005; http://www.mse.vt.edu/
faculty/staley/ MIND/MINDconfweb.htm.

Between Workshop and Laboratory: Research and Innovation in
the Electrical Industry since the Mid-Nineteenth Century, Mulhouse,
8-9 December 2005.

International Conference: Women in Medicine and Medicine for
Women from Antiquity to Early Modern Times: European and
Mediterranean Contexts. Haifa, Israel, 3-5 January 2006.

The European Social Science History Association Conference will be
held in Amsterdam, 22-25 March 2006; 'i1. . I : ,i/esshc/.

Remaking Boston: The City and Environmental Change Over the
Centuries. Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston on 4-6 May 2006.

The Society for the Social History of Medicine: "Practices and
Representations of Health: Historical Perspectives," to be held at the University of
Warwick on 28-30 June 2006.







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* M* I)IIiNER
INSTITUTE
F-OR T[ f-l HISTORY
f FN SCIENCE AND
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DIBNER
INSTITUTE
FELLOWS
PROGRAMS
2005-2006


DIBNER INSTITUTE NAMES SENIOR FELLOWS,
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS, SCIENCE WRITER FELLOW,
and GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWS for 2005-2006
The Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology is
pleased to announce the appointments of the Dibner Institute Fellows
for 2005-2006. The Institute will welcome eight Senior Fellows, six
Postdoctoral Fellows, including two re-appointed Postdoctoral Fellows,
one Science Writer Fellow, and seven Graduate Student Fellows. Three
Senior Fellows, Ben Marsden, Glen Van Brummelen and David Wilson
will be here for a full year; Carl Posy will be here during the Fall 2005
term; and Bruno Belhoste, Karine Chemla, David Friedman and
Giovanni Paoloni will be here for the Spring 2006 term.

SENIOR FELLOWS

Bruno Belhoste, Professeur d'histoire contemporaine (histoire des
sciences et des techniques), University Paris X-Nanterre, is the author of
La For .. ... .... L'Ecolepolytechniqueetses eves
de la Revolution au Second Empire, 2003. At the Dibner Institute he
will begin work on a study of the the effects of the laboratories, institu-
tions, schools, and major local scientific figures on the scientific activi-
ty in Paris at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries.

Karine Chemla is Directrice de recherche, at the French National
Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in the research group REH-
SEIS. She is the chief editor of the journal for Far Eastern Studies,
Extreme-Orient, Extreme-Occident and the author, with Guo
Shuchun, of Les neuf chapitres. Le classique mathematiques de
la I- ancienne etses commentaires, 2004. She plans to begin
writing a book in English describing the main features of mathe-
matical activity in ancient China, using her latest book with a
newly discovered source to examine Chinese mathematics of two
thousand years ago and its integration into world mathematics.

David Friedman is Professor in the History, Theory and Criticism
Section, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. He is the author, with Hilary Ballon, of the forthcom-
ing chapter on city views, for Volume 3 of the History of
S.. ,i-, ed. David Woodward and, with Antonella Astorri,
"The Mercanzia of Florence," I Tatti Studies. At the Dibner Institute
he plans to develop a book on the early methods of geometric sur-
vey, the development of maps of urban design, and the accuracy of
the instruments used.

Ben Marsden, Lecturer in Cultural History, University of Aberdeen,
Scotland, is the author, with Crosbie Smith, of Engineering Empires: A
Cultural History -.....I. .- .. in Nineteenth Century Britain, 2005.
At the Dibner Institute he plans to continue working on his book project,
"WJ. Macquor Rankine and the Making of Engineering Science."


Giovanni Paoloni, Professor of Studies on Cultural Heritage at
University "La Tuscia," Viterbo, Italy, is the author of the article, "I
periodic scientific e tecnici," in La Stamp periodic roman
durante ilfascismo (1927-1943), Vol I, pp. 109-125. His project
while at the Dibner Institute is titled "Vito Volterra and his
American Correspondents."

Carl Posy, Professor of Philosophy at Hebrew University, is the
author of I |, ,..,..i..: Ontology and the Continuum," in
Mathematics and the Growth of Knowledge, 2001. The title of the
project on which he will be working at the Dibner Institute is
"Kantian Mathematical Themes: A Pair of Chapters in 18th and 19th
Century Mathematics."

Glen Van Brummelen, Professor of Mathematics, Bennington
College, is the Editor, with Michael Kinyon, of the forthcoming vol-
ume, "Mathematics, Content and Context: The Kenneth 0. May
Lectures in History of Mathematics." His research project while at
the Dibner Institute is a scientific history of trigonometry from
Hipparchus to Fourier.

David Wilson, Professor in the Department of History, Iowa State
University, is the Co-editor, with Johanna Geyer-Kordesch, of Physics
and Physic: Essays in Memory ofJohn M.A. 2001 and of
a manuscript submitted this past spring, ......-ii-7, Nature's Logic:
Natural Philosophy in the Scottish Enlightenment." At the Dibner
Institute he will begin research for a biography it '..III Ii, Whewell,
emphasizing Whewell's transition from studies in natural philoso-
phy to modern 'science.'

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

Sandro Caparrini is on the faculty of the University of Turin,
where he received his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2004. He is the author
of I manoscritti di (.-. *' Plana -. i .... . delle Scienze
di Torino. Catalogazione e Note Storiche, 2000. At the Dibner
Institute he plans to work on illustrating the direct influence of
mechanics and geometry on the development of vector calculus.

Matthew Harpster, enrolled in the Department (fi i11i,1..
Texas A&M University, will receive his Ph.D. this summer. His disser-
tation is titled "A Reconstruction of the 9th Century A.D. ships from
Bozburun, Turkey." While at the Dibner Institute he will examine
the hull remains from five shipwrecks spanning the first to the
eleventh century A.D. in an attempt to trace the development of
design methods recorded in two 15th century Italian treatises.

Jeremiah James will receive his Ph.D. June 2005 from the History
of Science Department, Harvard University. The title of his dissertation








is "Naturalizing the Chemical Bond: Program and Discipline in the Pauling
group, 1927-1942." At the Dibner Institute, he will work on two projects: the first,
to prepare two chapters of his dissertation on Linus Pauling for publication; and
the second will be a history of the early years of x-ray crystallography and its
progress to routine laboratory technology.

Martin Niss received his Ph.D. this past spring in the history of physics from the
University of Roskilde, Denmark. The working title of his dissertation is
"Phenomena, Models, and Understanding: The Use of Models in Critical
Phenomena, 1944-1971." The title of his proposed project while at the Dibner
Institute is "Mathematics as a Constraint and the Impact of New Techniques on
Modeling Practices in Solid State Physics."


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS, Second Year

Claire Calcagno received her Ph.D. i, .: 1.. 1. .. :: from Oxford University, and
was recently a Visiting Scholar in MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and
Society, working with the Deep-Water Archaeology Research Group. Her research
at the Dibner Institute focuses on Harold Edgerton's innovative engineering con-
tributions to maritime archaeology, including sonar instruments he developed
that transformed underwater survey methods.

Takashi Nishiyama received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 2004.
He has been working on a 1 .. ..1.1. 1 1. manuscript, which expands on his disser-
tation, .....i into Plowshares: Civilian Application of Wartime Military
Technology in ModernJapan, 1945-1964." As a researcher at the Research Center
for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, he carried out
extensive archival work on the technology transfer from aeronautics to the high-
speed bullet train in post-World War II Japan.

SCIENCE WRITER FELLOW

Deborah Cramer wrote Great Waters: An Atlantic Passage, 2001, which
explores the myriad ways in which the sea is a wellspring of life, and how humans
are altering its finely-tuned balances. In her next book, "Cholera: The New Face of
an Old Disease," she will examine how the complex interplay among a wide array
of scientific disciplines climatology, limnology, epidemiology, ecology, engineer-
ing, genetics, mil1 ,li.:i,.il ,1,. :- has framed, and reframed, our understanding of
an ancient and reemerging scourge.

GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWS

Alexander Brown, a student in MIT's Program in Science, Technology and
Society, received the B.A. in History in 1998 and the B.Sc. in Computer Science
in 1997 from the University of Otago, New Zealand. The title of his thesis is
"From Apollo I to Columbia: Accidents, Politics and Engineering Cultures at
NASA, 1967-2003."

Dimitri Constant, a candidate for a Ph.D. at Boston University, is a graduate
of Yale University, and received an M.A. in Religion from the Yale Divinity
School. For his dissertation, he is writing about "The Standard Interpretation of
Higher-Order Variables in Modern Logic and the Concept of Arbitrary Function
in Mathematics."

Jean Francois Gauvin is a doctoral candidate in the Department of the
History of Science, Harvard University. At the University of Montreal he received


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the B.Sc. in Mathematical Physics and an M.A. in the History of Science. The title
of his thesis is "Epistemic Organon: Artisans, Savants, and the Material Culture
of Natural Philosophy in 17th Century France."

Peter Shulman, a student in MIT's Program in Science, Technology ai'l1 d..:,. r
received his B.S. in Mathematics from MIT. He is the author of "Science Can Never
Demobilize: The United States Navy and Petroleum IC.,....: 1898-1924," History
and -.. ; ..'. 1. 2003. His dissertation, "Empire of Energy: Coal, Power, and the
Environment of American Expansion, 1880-1930," explores the impact of coal and
steam power on the American empire in the Caribbean and Pacific.

Jenny Leigh Smith, a student in MIT's Program in Science, Technology and
Society, received the B.A. from Macalester College. Her dissertation examines the
history of agriculture, food and the environment in the Soviet Union between
1945 and 1965.

Elly Truitt, a doctoral candidate in the Department of the History of Science,
Harvard University, received her B.A. at Wellesley College and an A.M. at Harvard.
Her dissertation is a cultural and intellectual study of medieval automata in
Western Europe, 1100-1550.

Anya Zilberstein is a student in MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and
Society. She is working on her dissertation titled "Planting Improvement: Small
Farms and Scientific Agriculture in the British North Atlantic, 1763-1815," which
examines the relationship between farmers and agricultural modernizers at two
sites: the hinterlands of Boston, Massachusetts and Halifax, Nova Scotia.




fellowships

available



The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced
Study at Harvard University awards 45
funded residential fellowships each year
designed to support scholars, scientists,
artists, and writers of exceptional prom-
ise and demonstrated accomplishment.

For more InFornmatlou, please contact:
Radli ffe Applacalion Office
14 Concord Awve
Cambrndge, MA o213s
617-496-1324
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Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes

The announcements have been editedfor space. For full descriptions and for the latest announcements, please visit our Web site i..' ., does not


: I' i' of i andpotential applicants should .
wish to publish a grant, fellowship, or prize announcement should send an electronic

Bakken Library
The Bakken Library and Museum in Minneapolis offers Visiting Research
Fellowships and Research Travel Grants to facilitate research in its collection of
books, journals, manuscripts, and instruments. The subject of the Bakken's collec-
tions is the history of electricity and magnetism with a focus on their roles in the
life sciences and medicine. Travel Grants up to a maximum of $500 (domestic)
and $750 t. i.. .i- 1 are to help defray the expenses of travel, subsistence, and other
direct costs of conducting research at The Bakken. The minimum period of resi-
dence is one week. Application may be made at any time during the calendar year.
For further information, please contact: Elizabeth Ihrig, Librarian, The Bakken
Library and Museum, 3537 Zenith Avenue So., Minne-apolis, MN., 55416, tel (612)
926-3878 ext. 227, fax I .1) 927-7265, e-mail I1111. li.l. l.l. 11-.. 11 Web site:
bir!. ,, n ,,, iii. I i l..l click on "I ih ir or"Research."

The Victor and Joy Wouk Grant-in-Aid Program
California Institute of Technology Grants-in-Aid offers research assistance
of up to $2000 for work in the Papers of Victor Wouk in the Caltech Archives. The
Maurice A. Biot Archives Fund and other designated funds offer research assistance
up to $1500 to use the collections of the Caltech Archives. For all funds, applications
will be accepted from students working towards a graduate degree or from estab-
lished scholars. For further information on holdings and online resources, please
consult the Archives' Web page: http://archives.-caltech.edu. Applications are
reviewed quarterly: onJanuary 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 of each year.

The University of Oklahoma Travel Fellowship Program
The Andrew W Mellon Travel Fellowship PI.', ,I- i, 1l.11 i. ii,.. I..make use of the
University's History of Science Collections. Proposals from scholars at both predoctoral
and postdoctoral levels will be evaluated continuously upon receipt, and funds award-
ed shortly after the decision is made. For information, please contact: University of
Oklahoma, The Andrew W Mellon Travel Fellowship Program, Bizzell Library, 401
West Brooks, Room 521, Norman, OK 73019-0528, e-mail: kmagruder@ou.edu or
iii, ,-,i. i-,._., ,. .i. Web site: http//libraries.ou.edu/etc/histsci/mellon.asp.

BSHS Singer and Slade Prizes
The Singer Prize, of up to 300, is awarded by the BSHS every two years to the
writer of an unpublished essay based on original research into any aspect of the histo-
ry of science, technology or medicine. The Prize is intended for younger scholars or
recent entrants into the profession. Essays on offer or in press are not eligible.
Candidates must be registered for a postgraduate degree or have been awarded such in
the two years prior to the closing date. Entry is in no way limited to British nationals.
Essays must not exceed 8,000 words (including footnotes following the style guide-
lines in the British Journal for the History ofScience), must be fully documented,
typewritten with double-line spacing, and submitted in English. Use of published and
unpublished primary r,, 1i,.i i 1 i, ,i, i l-,, encouraged, and full and correct use of
scholarly apparatus (e. g. footnotes) is expected. Deadline 15 December.
The Slade Prize of 300 is awarded biennially to the writer of an essay (published or
unpublished) that makes the best critical study of an episode in the history of science
focused on conceptual innovation or scientific methodology. Entry is open to people of
any age or nationality. Entries should have been published or written in the two years
18


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prior to 15 December 2005. Essays should not exceed 11 i "" ,1 ,... il .. ii. (excluding
footnotes) and must be accompanied by an abstract of 500 words. Three copies of the
essay and abstract should be sent to arrive not later than 15 December 2005. Essays
should not bear any reference to the author, either by name or department. Submissions
by e-mail will not be accepted. Entries for both prizes should be sent to: 1. X. I..:,,1..:
Dr. Sally Horrocks, School of Historical Studies, Leicester University, Leicester LE1 7RH.
Enquiries only by e-mail to smh4@le.ac.uk. Do not send essays as e-mail attachments.
For more information, please visit http://wwwle.ac.uk/history/people/smh4.htm

Anesthesia History Association's Tenth Annual Resident
Essay Contest
The Anesthesia History Association announces its Tenth Annual Resident
Essay Contest 2005. Entries must be received on or before 23 August 2005. This award,
which carries a $500 honorarium, will be presented at the AHAs annual dinner meet-
ing to be held in October 2005, in New Orleans. This dinner is held during the annual
meeting of the American Society if I. ,il ..... 'l. :,i, The second-place winner
receives $200 and the third-place winner receives $100. The entrant must have written
the essay either during his/her residency or within one year of completion of residency.
Residents in any nation are eligible, but the essay must be submitted in English. The
winning resident will be invited to present the essay in person at the annual spring
meeting of the Anesthesia History Association. All entries will be considered for publi-
cation in the AHAs quarterly Bulletin ofAnesthesia History. Three typed copies of a
1,000- i ,, ,1i i. ,'written in English and related to the history of anesthesia,
pain management or critical care should be submitted to: :., Ii ii I). Hammonds,
M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Anesthesia, Director of Pain Outcomes Research,
Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, 6JCP, Iowa City IA
52242-1079, U.S.A. E-mail: u, IIi i ,i I ,ii ..11.l..11.', .. I ., i.FI Iior more information:
httpl/wwwanes.uab.edu/aneshist/ahaessays.htm

Grants in Aid for History of Modern Physics
The Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics
has a program of grants-in-aid for research in the history of modem physics and
allied sciences and their social interactions. Grants can be up to $2,000 each and will
be given only to reimburse expenses for travel and subsistence to use the resources of
the Center's Niels Bohr Library in College Park, Maryland, or expenses including
travel and subsistence to tape-record oral history interviews or microfilm archival
materials, with a copy for deposit in the Library Applicants should suggest the per-
sons they would interview or papers they would microfilm, or the collections at the
Library they need to see; please consult the online catalog; ill % ".% i.i i,-
ry/. Applicants should either be working toward a graduate degree in the history of
science (please include a letter of reference from a thesis adviser), or show a record of
publication in the field. To apply, send a vitae, a letter of no more than two pages
describing your research project, and a brief budget showing the expenses for which
support is requested to: Spencer Weart, Center for History of Physics, American
Institute of Physics, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. E-mail:
sweart@aip.org. Phone: (301) 209-3174. Fax: (301) 209-0882. The deadlines for
receipt of applications are 15 April and 15 November of each year. For more informa-
tion, please see: b il % i' .... i. '" ,i /








INA Grant-in-Aid Program for 2005
The International Neuropsychopharmacology Archives (INA) houses
one of the richest collections of historical materials documenting the develop-
ment ,f I" ,':1! .1 11, .... :1..,: neuroscience, pharmacology, and psychiatry in the
modern era. Preliminary information about the documents available is found at
lrlr 1.''ll...1 -, or http://wwwmc.vanderbilt.edu/ biolib/archives/acnp.html.
INA announces the availability of grants of up to $1,500 to support research at
the INA at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Archives, Nashville, Tennessee,
U.S. Applications must include a hard copy of: a one-page description of the
project, with specific reference to the archival collections to be consulted; detailed
budget; applicant's c.v; one letter of recommendation from a scholar familiar
with the applicant's work. Grants will be given four times a year. Deadlines are:l
March, 1 June, 1 September, 1 December. Completed applications should be sent
by the deadline to: INA Grant-in-Aid Program, c/o CINP Central. Office, 1608
17th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, 37212, USA.

The Marc-Auguste Pictet Prize
This Prize, principally intended for a young researcher, will reward a significant
unpublished or recent contribution to the history of science. The Prize is endowed
with an amount of Sfr. 12,000, and may be shared. Application is open to both
Swiss and foreign candidates at university level ... i.i: 11ii, 1 of candidature should


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be sent by 31 December 2005 to the following address: Pr6sident de la SPHN,
Museum d'Histoire naturelle, Case postal 6434, CH-1211 GENEVE 6, Switzerland.
Two full copies of the work, accompanied by a summary and a c.v should be sub-
mitted. The texts may be written in French, German, Italian or English. In the last
three instances, the summary should be translated into French and be approxi-
mately 12 pages in length, i.e. 4,000 words or about 20,000 characters. Theme for
the 2006 Prize: "History of the relationships of mathematics with other sciences
and techniques." To be eligible, the work submitted must deal with the history of
mathematics from the perspective of its applications to and/or exchanges with
other disciplines.

Fellowships for Research on Turkey
American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) directly supports and
administers a variety of programs of fellowships for scholarly research and for lan-
guage study in Turkey ARIT Fellows come from all regions of the country and rep-
resent many fields of the humanities and social sciences. ARIT fellowships support
individual research projects in ancient, historical, and modem times in all fields of
the humanities and social sciences that must be carried out in Turkey Further
information: http//ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/.


Jobs


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Yale University seeks an Assistant or junior Associate Professor in the his-
tory of science or technology beginning 1 July 2006. Field, region, and period
are open, but preference will be given to applicants who work in the history of
the experimental life sciences since 1800. Applications are also welcome from
candidates who work in the history of technology since 1800, early modern
science, or science in the developing world. The search committee will begin
considering applications on 15 September 2005. Applicants should send a cur-


riculum vitae, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, a state-
ment about their work and professional plans, and a sample of their scholarly
writing such as a dissertation or book chapter or article to: Professors Daniel
J. Kevles and John Harley Warner, Co-Chairs, History of Science Search
Committee, c/o Barbara McKay, Department of History, Yale University, PO.
Box 208324, New Haven, CT 06520-8324.


Awards, Honors, and Appointments


Ronald Calinger has received theJames E. Doman Memorial Teacher of the Year
Award at the Catholic University of America for 2005.

Steven J. Livesey, University of Oklahoma, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar
grant to conduct research at the Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes and
Laboratoire de Midi6vistique Occidentale de Paris, l'Universite de Paris I during the
2005-2006 academic year.

Kenneth M. Ludmerer received a Mastership from the American College of
pl 1. .. 111, i, i i1 .... 1 111.. 11, annual meeting in April. He also was appointed to
the Midwest Council of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Public
Policy Advisory Committee of the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare
,,._ ,,, 11ii. i,, (JCAHO), the body responsible for accrediting the nation's hospitals.


Nancy Nersessian, professor and director of the Program in ,I *;- -a .. Science at
the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been awarded an NEH Fellowship and a
Radcliffe Fellowship for 2005-06. She received the NEH fellowship for her project
"Human Creativity in Science: An Integrated Look." For her Radcliffe Fellowship she
will spend the academic year 2005-06 at the Radcliffe Institute.

The Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum at the National Institutes of Health is
pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa K. Walker as the 2005-2006 DeWitt
Stetten, Jr, Memorial Fellow in the History of Biomedical Sciences and Technology
As a Stetten Memorial Fellow, she will work with the National Institute on Allergy
and Infectious Diseases on a project titled, "U.S. Soviet Collaboration in the Fight
Against Polio: NIAID, Attenuated Vaccines, and the Prevention of Viral Diseases in the
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Isis BOOKS RECEIVED

Prior to the publication of each Newsletter, the HSS Executive Office receives from the Isis Editorial Office a list of books received by that office for potential review. This list appears
here quarterly; it is not compiled from the annual Current i. i. You may alsoview this list and prior lists online at i!| . i .. i ... .. I ...' isis.html.
Addison, Paul; Jones, Harriet (Editors).A Companion Death in Antarctica, 1960-1962. xiv + 240 pp., illus., bibl., in Business History, 46.) viii + 366 pp., tables, index.
to Contemporary Britain 1939 2000. Blackwell Companions index. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005. $29 Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005. $29.95 (cloth).
To British Histories. xvi+583pp, II1, i,. tables, bibls., index (cloth). 826334253. 067401720X.
es. USA Blackwell Publishers, 2005. $124.95 (cloth). 631220402.


Alter, StephenG. William I .- . f
Language. (Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and
Political Science.) xiii + 339 pp., apps., index. Baltimore/London:
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. $49.95 (cloth). 801880203.

Alvarez, Adriana; Molinari, Irene; Reynoso, Daniel
(Editors). HitoriasDe . Saludy Medicina En
S. .. 297 pp frontis., bibl. Mar del
Plata: Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, 2005. 987544104x.

Amundson, Ron. The Role of the in
S ,.... ; RootsofEvoDevo. (ini.,i I.i 11.i .
,Ii... ... ..I .. i.. ... "11: Index. Cambridge:Cambridge
University Press, 2005. $75.00 (cloth). 521806992.

Anatolios, Khaled.Athanasius. (The Early Church Fathers.)
viii + 293 pp., bibl., index. London/New York: ..i.. ..i.. 2004.
0415-20203-5

Anderson, Katharine. the Weather: Victorians
and the Science of Meteorology. x + 331 pp., illus., bible ,
index. In. I 1.. I .. University of I i, .. i -")5. $45
(cloth). 0-226-019683.

Archer, Mary; Haley, Christopher (Editors). The 1702
Chair of .- ,- at Cambridge: .. .. and
Sxxi+318pp. Illus., Index. New York: Cambridge
University Press, 2005 521828732.

Armstrong, Carol; de Zegher, Catherine (Editors).
Ocean lowers: Impressions From Nature. 288 pp., table,
plates, illus. Princeton/Oxford: Princeton University Press,
2004. 49.95, 32.50 (cloth). 691119481.

Bach, Thomas (Editor)i. .A.;I.* in Russland Die frihen
Svon Daniil Michajlovic Vlanskij
(1774-1847). xviii + 344 pp., apps; bibl., index. Marburg:
Basilisken-Presse, 2005. 64 (paper). 3925347755.

Baldwin, Peter. Disease and Democracy: The
Industrialized World Faces AIDS. Foreword by Daniel M. Fox
and Samuel L. Milbank. Xii+465pp. Index. Los Angeles:
University of California Press, 2005 520243501.

Barnhart, Terry A. Ephraim George Squier and the
Development ofAmerican I .- .. i xvi+425pp. Illus.,
Bibl., Index. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press,
2005. $59.95 (cloth) 803213212.

Beeley, Philip; Scriba, Christoph J. (Editors).
Correspondence ofJohn Walls. Volume II (1660-September
1668). With the Assistance of Uwe Mayer xxxvii + 682 pp.,
bibl., indexes. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. $229,
120 (cloth). 198566018.

Behrendt, John C. The Ninth Circle: A Memoir ofLife and


Blanckaert, Claude. La Nature de la Sociedt:
Organicisme et sciences sociales au XLge siecle. Histoire des
Sciences Humaines.158 pp., bibl., index. Paris: LHarmattan,
2004. 14 (paper). 2747576914.

Borck, Cornelius. Hirnstrome: r
S. 384pp. Illus., Index. Germany:
Wallstein .i 2005 34 3892448930.

Bowler, Peter J.; Morus, Iwan Rhys. Making Modern
Science: A Historical Survey. viii + 464 pp., illus., index.
-i... .. University of li.. I... Press, 2005. $25 (paper). 0
226-06860-9.

Brot6ns, Victor Navarro (Editor). Jeronimo Munoz:
Introduccion alaAstronomiay ... 354 pp., apps.,
bibl., index. Valencia: Consel Valencia de Cultura, 2004. (hard
cover) 8448237099.

Burian, Richard M. The .7.. : of Development,
Evolution, and Genetics. Selected_ xiii + 274 pp.,
bibls., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. $75
(cloth). 521836751.

Burkhardt, Jr., Richard W. Patterns of Behaviour:
Konrad Lorenz, Niko . and the Founding of
S xii + 636 pp., illus., bible Index. Il.. ..
University of i... ... Press, 2005. $80 (cloth); $29 (paper).
226080900.

Burkhardt, Frederick; Porter, Duncan M.; Dean,
Sheila Ann; Evans, Samantha; Innes, Shelley;
Sclater, Andrew; Pearn, Alison; White, Paul
(Editors). .. ... Darwin Volume
14, 1866. xxvii+ 655pp. illus.,bibl., index. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2004. 521844592.

Canziani, Guido (Editor). Storia Della Scienza, Storia
Della : .. Interference. 202pp. Index. Milano Italy:
S. ... i... I S. R.L., 2005. 884646379x.

Carnes, Mark C. (Editor). American National
-, Supplement 2. vii+835pp. New York: Oxford
University Press, 2005. $150 195222024.

Carroll, Sean B. Endless Forms Most The
New Science ofEvo Devo and the Making of the Animal
Sxi+350pp. Illus,. Index. New York: WW Norton &
Company Inc., 2005. 393060160.

Cassell, Joan. and Death in Intensive Care.
x+235pp, apps., index. Philadelphia: Temple University Press,
2005. 1592133363.

Chandler, Jr., Alfred D. the Industrial Century:
The Remarkable .. ,- of the Evolution of the Modern
Chemical andPharmaceutical industries. (Harvard Studies


Clericuzio, Antonio. La macchina del mondo: Teorie e
pratiche ., dal Rinascimento a Newton. 378 pp.,
bibl., index. Rome: Carocci editor, 2005. 25 (paper).
8843034146.

Coombs, Jan Gregoire. The Rise and Fall ofHMOs: An
American Health Care Revolution. xviii + 412 pp., bible ,
index, Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2005. $35
(cloth). 299202402.

Corbey, Raymond. The Metaphysics of Apes:
the Animal Human -. i x + 227 pp., illus., bibl.,
index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. $65
(cloth); $23.99 (paper). 521836832.

Crenner, Christopher. Private Practice: In the
Twentieth-Century Medical .-'Dr. Richard Cabot. xv
+ 303 pp., index. Baltimore/London: The Johns Hopkins
University Press, 2005. $48 (cloth). 080188117X

Crowther-Heyck, Hunter. HerbertA. Simon: The Bounds
of Reason in Modern America. xi + 420 pp., app., index.
Baltimore/London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
$49.95 (cloth). 801880254.

Dal Sasso, Cristiano. Dinosaurs of i With the collab
oration of Guiseppe Brillante. Translated by Barbara Ferrett
... (Life of the Past.) xiv + 213 pp., illus., bibl.
Si.... .. l.... i.i, .i i.. -! ..i, Indiana University Press, 2004.
$35 (cloth). 253345146.

DeGregori, Tom (Editor). Origins of the Organic
I Debate. Iowa: Blackwell : ii. In.... Company,
2004. $56.99 (cloth) 81380342.

DeGroot, GerardJ. Thel. I xiii+ 397pp., illus.,
bibl., index. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2005.
$27.95 (cloth). 674017242.

Delaney, William. Discrete Event i i Space and
Time. x + 215 pp., table, bibl., index. Lincoln: iUniverse, Inc.,
2004. $17.95 (paper). 595331459

Derickson, Alan. Health for All: Dreams of
Universal Health Care in America. xii + 240 pp., table, bible ,
index. Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, 2005. $30
(cloth). 801880815.

DeVorkin, David; Smith, Robert W. The Hubble Space
Telescope: Imaging the Universe. 192 pp., table, bibl., index.
Washington: National Geographic Society, 2004. (cloth.)
792268695

Diardi, Marco; Taddia, Marco (Editors). Antoine
Laurent Lavoisier: Opuscolifisici e chimici. lxiv + 285 pp.,
apps., index. -..i...i Bononia Unversity Press, 2005. 45
(paper). 8873950124.








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Dimand, Robert W.; Geanakoplos, John (Editors).
rv .. ofa GreatEconomist.
xv + 456 pp., tables, bibls., index. Maiden: Blackwell
,1-I. I 1... I1.1 )5. $74 (hardcover). 1405133066.

Dowe, Phil. Galileo, Darwin, .i H/. I .., '. r
of Science, Reason, and .. viii + 205 pp., table, bible ,
index. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans :Ii. i.....
Company, 2005. $21 (paper). 802826962.

El-Hai, Jack. The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius
and His . 'to Rid the i. -'Mental Illness. v +
362 pp., bibl., index. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005.
$27 (cloth). 471232920.

Elman, Benjamin A. On Their Own Terms: Science in
China, 1550-1900. xxxviii + 567 pp., illus., tables, apps.,
bibl., index. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005. $55
(cloth). 674016858.

Feingold, Mordechai. The Newtonian Moment: Isaac
Newton and the Making of Modern Culture. (Companion
volume to the exhibition by the New York Public :i., ii
October 8, 2004 February 5, 2005.) xv + 218 pp., illus., index.
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. $45 (cloth);
$22.50 (paper). 195177347.

Finocchiaro, Maurice A. Galileo 1633-1992.
xii+485pp. Bibl., index. Los Angeles: University of California
Press, 2005. 520242610.

Fischer-Cripps, A. C. The Mathematics Companion:
Essential and Advanced Mathematics for Scientists and
v + 203 pp., Apps., index. Bristol: Institute of
Physics: ,I.I In ... 11.1 2005. $17.00 (paper) 750310200.

Francastel, Pierre.Artand ... I the Nineteenth
and Twentieth Centuries. Translated by Randall Cherry.
Foreword by Yve Alain Bois. 336 pp., illus. Cambridge, Mass.:
The MIT Press, 2003. $32, 20.95 (cloth) 1890951021.

Gardner, Martin. Martin Gardner's Mathematical
Games: The Entire Collection of Hisr American
Columns. Washington: The Mathematical Association of
America, 2005. $55 (DVD). 883855453.

Ghamari-Tabrizi, Sharon... 11. II 'Herman Kahn: he
Intuitive Sience of Thermonuclear War 387 pp., table, index
S . i i.. 1 i i 111i 11 11. -, )5 $26 (cloth).674017145.

Glacken, Clarence J. Histoire de lapensee geographique.
III. Les Temps moderns (Xve XVIIe sicle. Edited et presented
par Ph. Pinchemel. 278 pp., bibl. Paris: Editions du CTHS,
2005 15 (paper). 2735505812.

Gontier, Thierry. Descartes et la Cuasa Sui:
Autoproduction divine, autodetermination hum-aine.
Ii...i...,. et Mercure. 220 pp., bible. Index. Paris: Librairie
PhilosophiqueJ. Vrin, 2005. 25 (paper). 2711617246.

Gough, Douglas (Editor). '. Legacy of Fred
-,. xv + 249 pp., illus., bibls., index. New York Cambridge
University Press, 2005. $75 (cloth). 521824486.

Graliada. Miguel ilgel ..
en Giordano Bruno. 285 pp., table, bibl., index. Barcelona:
Herder Editorial, S.L., 2005. 17,79 (paper). 8425423848.


Grob, Gerald N. TheDeadly Truth:A .. I 'Diseasein
America. x + 349 pp., index. Cambridge: Harvard University
Press, 2005. $19.95 (paper). 674017579.

Grootenboer, Hanneke. The Rhetoric of Perspective:
Realism and Illusionism in Seventeenth-Century Dutch
. xiii + 207 pp., illus., bibl., index. li... ...
The University of l, i-... Press, 2005. $35 (cloth).
226309681.

Gundling, Tom. First in Line: Our Ape Ancestry.
xiii + 204 pp., apps., bible index. New Haven: Yale University
Press, 2005. $25 (cloth). 300104146.

Halbwachs, Maurice; Sauvy, Alfred. Le Point de Vue
du Nombre 1936. vi + 469 pp., apps., tables., bibl., illus.,
indexes. Paris: Editions de 1'Institut national d'etudes demo
graphiques, 2005. 48 (cloth). 2733210327.

Halioua, Bruno; Ziskind, Bernard. Medicine in the
Days of the Pharaohs. Forward by Donald B. Redford.
Translated by M. B. BeBevoise. ..... 11 ll iu.i I.I, I ,I .... ,, x
+ 276 pp., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard
University Press, 2005. $24.95 (cloth). 674017021.

Hamblin, Jacob Darwin. Oceanographers and the Cold
War: Disciples of Marine Science. xxix+346pp. Bibl., index.
Seattle: University of' i 1..... 1..1 I 2005. 295984821.

Hanegraaff, WouterJ. (Idltrir .. I 'Gnosir &
Western Exotericism. 2 Volumes. xxix + 1228 pp., indexes.
Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2005. $289, 289 (cloth). 9004141871

Hashagen, Ulf; Keil-Slawik, Reinhard; Norberg,
Arthur (Editors). .. i- of
Issues. International Conference on the History of
1 ..1 !,,11 ...1. viii + 283 pp., table. New York: 5,i .., i .
2002. $44.95 (cloth). 3540426647.

Hellyer, Marcus. Catholic 1i Jesuit Natural
1 .... I i Modern Germany. 392 pp., Notre Dame,
Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2004. $50.00 (cloth)
268030715.

Henderson,Jolh i xvi + 227 pp.,
Illus., apps., bible index. New York: Oxford University Press,
2005. $59 (cloth). 195177800.

Hirai, iiro. Le concept de semence dans les theories de la
matiere a la Renaissance : de Marsile Ficin a Pierre
Gassendi. Collection of Studies from the International
Academy of the History of Science, 72.576pp. Apps., Bibl., Index.
.i....... Brepols Publishers, 2005. $69.00 (cloth).
2503515614

Holton, Gerald. .. and Vexation in Science:
Einstein, Bohr, fH .." .', and Others. xi + 229 pp., illus.,
index. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2005. $35
(cloth). 0-674-01519-3

Holtzmann Kevles, Bettyann. Almost Heaven: Women
on the Frontiers of Space. xiii + 274 pp., bible table., index.
New York: Basic Books, 2004. $25 (cloth). 738202096.

Hofifeld, Uwe; Breidbach, Olaf. Haeckel-
Korrespondenz: ibersicht tiber den .. .. : ernst
HaeckelArchivs. Ernst-Haeckel-Haus-Studien. Monographien


zur Geschichte der Biowissenschaften und Medizin.xxi + 810
pp., bibl. 'i. .. fur Wissenschaft und iI. ..... 2005. 98
(paper). 3861354896.

Hu, Danian. China andAlbert Einstein: The Reception of
the l, 'His '... China, 19171979. xiv+
257 pp., table, index. Cambridge: Harvard University Press,
2005. $39 (cloth). 067401538X.

Huerta, Santiago. Arcos, bovedas y cipulas. Geometria
y equilibrio en el cdlculo traditional de estructuras de
fdbrica. (Textos Sobre Teorra e Historia de las
Construcciones.) xiv + 623 pp., illus., bibl., indexes. Madrid:
Institute Juan de Herrera, 2004. 32 (cloth); 24 (paper).
8497281292.

Janiak, Andrew (Editor). Isaac Newton: Philosophical
i ,i ,,,ii..i-... Texts in the History of Philosophy)
xxxix + 148 pp., index. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press, 2004. $60 (cloth); $23.99 (paper). 521538483.

Kaiser, David. Drawing Theories Apart: The
Dispersion of Feynman in Postwar i
xix + 469 pp., illus., apps., bibl., index. I In.1 I ." .. I... ..
University of, i ... .Press, 2005. $80 (cloth); 30 (paper).
0-226-42266-6.

Kamil, Neil. Fortress of the Soul: Violence, Metaphysics,
and Material : in the . New World, 1517
1751. Early American History, Context, Culture. xxiv +
1058 pp., figs., index. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins
University Press, 2005. $75 (cloth). 801873908.

Kay, W.D. -. I I- The Historical Debate Over the
Agency Mission. xii + 247 pp., index. Albany: State
University of New York Press, 2005 $24 (paper) 791463826.

Keen, Robin. The and Work of Friedrich Wohler
(1800-1882). Edited by Johannes Buttner Edition Lewicki
Bittner Vol. 2. vi + 495 pp., apps., bibl., illus., indexes.
Nordhausen: .i1 i ..... .I1 Bautz GmbH, 2005. 120
(cloth). 388309224X.

Keller, Olivier. The Paleolithique: Le Monde des
Chausseurs-Cueilleurs. Prehistoire des Sciences. 233pp.
Pref., Biblio., index. Paris: Vuibert, 2004. 2711753700.

Kelly, Cynthia C. (Editor). I .-.y/..- the
Manhattan ... Perspectives on the Making of the
Atomic Bomb and its Legacy. xi + 188 pp., table, index.
i.I. i- .... World Scientific n.1ii 1.... Co. Pte. Ltd., 2004. $45
(hardcover). 9812560408.

Kloppenburg, Jr, Jack Ralph. The First Seed: The
Political .. .. r of Plant . .. I i + 425 pp.,
tables, figs., bibl., index. Second Edition. Madison: The
University of Wisconsin Press, 2004. 029919244X.

Knell, Simon J. (Editor). Museums and the Future of
vii + 266 pp., illus., figs., index. Second Edition.
iiiiii., ... Ashgate : I. I ..... Company, 2004. $34.95
(paper). 754630056.

Knocke, Melanie Melton. From Blue Moons to Black
Holes: A Basic Guide to Astronomy, Outer Space, and Space
Exploration. 313pp. Index. New York: Prometheus Books,
2005. 591022886.








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Lang, Philippa (Editor). Re-inventions: on
Hellenisticand_ Roman Science. vi + 135 pp., indexes.
Kelowna, B.C.: Academic : ....I~ .. and : I.h IIn... 2005.
$64.95 (cloth); $22.95 (paper). 0-920980-88-0.

Laurioux, Bruno. Une histoire culinaire du Moyen Age.
Sciences, Techniques et Civilisations du Moyen Age A L'Aube
des Lumieres. Collection dirigee par Danielle Jacquart et
Claude Thomasset, 8. 476 pp., table, Ii..1 I-. illus., index.,
Paris: Honore Champion Editeur, 2005. 65 (clothe)
2745310852.

Lautrup, B. i of Continuous Matter: Exotic and
S I Phenomena in the Macroscopic World xiv + 608
pp., illus., bibl., index. Bristol: Institute of Physics: ,II. I...
2004. $45, 29.99 (paper) 750307528.

Leven, Karl-Heinz (Editor). Antike Medizin: Ein
Lexikon. xliv+966pp. Frontis., index. Miinchen: ,.i, C. H.
Beck oHG, 2005 3406528910.

Lloyd, Elisabeth A. The .. .. .. Bias
in the Science ofEvolution. 311 pp., bibl., index. Cambridge:
Harvard University Press, 2005 $27 (cloth). 674017064.

Macbeth, Danielle. Freges Logic. x + 206 pp., notes,
index. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005. $45 (cloth).
674017072.

Maio, Marcos Chor (Editor). Ciencia, Politica e
Relacoes Internacionais: Ensaios sobre Paulo Carneiro.
340 pp., bibl., index, photographs. Rio de Janeiro, Rio de
Janeiro: Editora Fiocruz and UNESCO, 2004. $20 (paper).

Manuel, Diana E. (Editor). I I the Paris Hospitals:
I .,'an -MedicalStudent, 1834-1835. xii +
211 pp., tables, illus., bibl., index. London: The Wellcome
Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2004. $50
(cloth). 854840745.

Martin, Geoffrey J. All Possible Worlds: A .. I of
Geographical Ideas. 4th ed. xvi+ 605 pp. i. ..1. Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 2005. $80 (cloth). 0-19-516870-4.

McLoughlin, Catherine; Taji, Acram (Editors).
S in the Sciences: Learner Centered Approaches.
xx+228pp. Intro., Index. New York: Food Products Press,
2005. 1560222646.

McTavish, Lianne. Childbirth and the r of
I I Modern France. Woman and Gender in
the Early Modern World. xiv + 257 pp., figs., bibl., index.
,,,1,,.1 .i.. Ashgate : .i, I .... Company, 2005. $79.95
(cloth). 754636194.

Morrell, Jack.John Phillips and the Business of Victorian
Science. (Science, I. i ...i ... 1,1 , 11.... 1700-1945.) xix +
437 pp., illus., apps., bible index. : ,i,-.h-.... VT Ashgate,
2005. $109.95 (cloth). 1840142391.

Morton, Leslie T.; Moore, Robert J I .. .-of
Medical andBiomedical .. .-, ThirdEdtion. ix+425pp.
,,I, i .. ... I' ,. Ih.i Company, 2005 754650693

Naddaf, Gerard .. ; ..^ (SUNY Series in
Ancient Greek Philosophy) x + 265 1 .,1 I..l. II .
State University of New York Press, 2005. $70 (cloth). 7"*1 ,. -


Nagy, Joseph Falaky; Jones, Leslie Ellen
(Editors). Heroic Poets and Poetic Heroes in Celtic
Tradition: A for Patrick K Ford. 416 pp., bibl.,
index. Portland: Four Courts Press, 2005. $85 (cloth).
1851828494.

Nester, Eugene; Gordon, Milton P.; Kerr, Allan
(Editors). Agrobacterium tumefaciens: From Plant
i :- .. Ito ... .. I xiv + 320pp.,:ii,, i. bibls.,
St. Paul: The American 1, i ..I'i 1i. i, ,i Society, 2005.
$119.00 (hardcover). 890543224.

Park, David. The Grand Contraption: The World as I .
Number, and Chance. xi+325pp. Illus., Bibl., Index.
Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2005.
$29.95 (cloth). 691121338.

Pedley, Mary Sponberg. .. . fCartography:
Making and I ;. Maps in . ry
F xv + 345 pp., illus., apps., bibl., index.
1n. I ... I..,,.I... University of i ... Press, 2005. $40
(cloth). 0-226-6541-2.

Phillips, Helen (Editor). Robin Hood: Medieval and
Post-Medieval. 197 pp., app., index. Portland: Four Courts
Press, 2005. $65 (cloth). 1851829318.

Pighetti, Clelia. II Vuoto e la Quiete: Scienza e mistica
nel '600 Elena Cornaro e Carlo Rinaldini. 142pp. Bibl.,
index. Milano Italy: i I.......... i. s.rl., 2005. 8846463331.

Platt, Harold L. Shock Cities: The Environmental
S'7'. *. of Manchester
xvi + 628 pp., illus., index. I i. ... I....... University of
li,. .... Press, 2005. $49 (cloth). 0-226-6707607

Popov, I. ','.-'' ,, '..". versus Darwinism: A historical
Issue [In Russian]. 202 pp., bibl., index. -i 1 1i ...
I.1 1 i 1i. .- State ... 1 2005 5-288-03597-0

Porter, Jean. Nature as Reason: A Thomist ... of the
Natural Law. xii + 420 pp. Bibl., indexes. Grand Rapids.:
Wm B. i. ..I.. I .11i.1 I.... Co, January 2005. $32 (paper).
0-8028-4906-7.

Preston, Claire. Thomas Browne and the i of
SModern Science. xiv + 250 pp., illus., bibl., index. New
York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. $75 (cloth).
521837944.

Pursell, Carroll (Editor).A Companion to American
... (Blackwell Companions To American History.)
x+463 pp., bibls., index. Malden, MA: Blackwell: ,I.I, In...
2005. $134 (cloth). 631228446.

Rapport, Richard. Nerve The ... of the
Synapse. 240 pp., bibl., index. New York: W W Norton &
Company, 2005. $23 95 (cloth). 393060195.

Ravage, Barbara. Burn Unit: Saving Lives I the
Flames. xvii + 302 pp., index. Cambridge: Da Capo Press,
2004. $16 (paper). 306814196.

Restivo, Sal (Editor). Science, ..' i. and
Society: An xxiv + 701 pp., bibl., index. New
York: Oxford University Press, 2005. $150 (cloth).
195141938.


Rhys Morus, Iwan. I I + 303pp.,
table, illus., bibl., index, In .... ........ The University of
1 i1. . I -0")5. $25,17 (paper). 226542025.

Riedweg, Christian C. i'/.,.., .. His
and xi + 184 pp., Ithaca: Cornell University Press,
2005 $29.95 (cloth). 801442400.

Rozwadowski, Helen M. F.T,. .,.. the Ocean: The
.. and Exploration of the Deep Sea. Foreword by
Sylvia A. Earle.xii+276pp. Index. Cambridge: The Belknap
Press of Harvard University Press, 2005 674016912.

Rudolph, Susanne Hoeber; Rudolph, Lloyd I.;
Kanota, Mohan Singh (Editors). ,/ ..' the Gaze:
Amar ,. A Colonial Narrative of
Imperial India. xii + 633 pp., illus., apps., indexes. Boulder:
Westview Press, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, 2002.
$40 (cloth). 813336260.

Rudwick, Martin J. S. and Darwin, Geologists:
Studies in the Earth Sciences in the Age of Revolution.
(Variorum Collected Studies Series.) xviii + 316 pp., illus.,
index. i, .- ..-.. VT Ashgate Publishers, 2004. $111.95
(cloth). 860789586.

Ruse, Michael. The .. . 327 pp.,
bibl., index. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2005.
$25.95 (cloth). 0-674-01687-4.

Saikku, Mikko. This Delta, This Land: An Environmental
.. ,- of the Yazoo Mississppi Floodplain. xvii + 373pp.,
illus., tables, bible index. London/Athens: University, .I i.. .1 1
Press, 2005. $54.95 (cloth); $22.95 (paper). 820326739.

Saraiva, Luis; Leitao, Henrique (Editors). The
Practice of Mathematics in .- (Papers from the
International I . held at Obidos, 16 18 November
2000). xiii+758pp. Apps ..,.in. i Imprensa da
Universidade de Coimbra, 2004. 9728704380.

Schirrmeister, Albert (Editor).
Anatomie und I r PFriihenNeuzeit. 363
pp., Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann, 2005. 61
(paper). 3465033833.

Schulkin, Jay. Curt Richter: A in the Laboratory.
xii+ 185pp. Index. Baltimore and London: TheJohn's Hopkins
University Press, 2005. $49 (cloth). 801880734.

Scull, Andrew. Madhouse: A A Tale of
Megalomania and Modern Medicine. xiii+360pp. Illus.,
Index. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2005.
$30 (cloth). 300107293.

Seising, Rudolf; Folkerts, Menso; Hashagen, Ulf
(Editors). Form, Zahl, Ordnung: Studien zur
I 7 , Festschrift fir Ivo
Schneider zum 65. Geburtstag. xi + 926 pp., bibl., index.
n1I.,I1_ Franz Steiner .i. 2004. 118 (hardcover).
3515085254.

Smith, C. U. M.; Arnott, Robert (Editors). The
Genius of Erasmus Darwin.(Science, i..i..i.. and
Culture, 1700-1945.) xvii + 416:! ,i, i tables, app.,
bibl., index. .I l ..,. T i1 i,. 2005. $104.95 (cloth).
754636712.







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Sonnert, Gerhard. Einstein and Culture. 427 pp., bibl.,
index. New York: Humanity Books, 2005. $28 (cloth.) 1-59102
3165.

Steele, Brett D.; Dorland, Tamera (Editors). The
Heirs ofArchimedes: i f i .. the
Age of. (Dibner Institute Studies in the History
of Science and i.,, i ... 397 pp., table, index. Cambridge:
The MIT Press, 2005. $55 (cloth). 026219516X.

Sterken, Christiaan; Duerbeck, Hilmar W. (Editors).
Astronomical H.:,:... Astronomical Archives and Hitoric
Transits of Venus. A Selection of Papers prepared by Working
Groups Astronomical Archives and Transits of Venus of Com-
mission 41 of the International Astronomical Union. ix + 342 pp.,
illus., indexes. Published by C. Sterken, 2005. 9080553867

Stone, Linda; Lurquin, Paul .A Genetic and Cultural
Odyssey: The 'Work ofL. Luca .. xii +
227 pp., bibl., index. New York: Columbia University Press,
2005. $45 (hardcover). 231133960.

Storrs Hall, J. Nanofuture: Whats Next for Nano-
technology. Forward by K. Eric Drexler 333 pp., illus., bibl.,
index. Amherst, N.Y: Prometheus Books, 2005. $28 (cloth). 1
59102-287-8.

Stratton, Julius A.; Mannix, Loretta H. Mind and
Hand: The Birth of MIT xix + 781 pp., Apps., illus., bibl.,
index. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2005. $55 (cloth).
262195240.

Szostak, Rick. Science: Phenomena, Data,
.. Method, Practice. Information . .... .. i i I... .. ..
i ... 11. n.. I .1''- Tables, index. Netherlands: Springer
'. i. :-05. $129 (cloth). 1402030940.


Trifogli, Cecilia. Liber tertius i ; Aristotelis.
Repertorio delle Questioni. Comment inglesi ca 1250
1270. Corpus Philosophorum Medii Aevi. Subsidia, 13.
VIII+393 pp. Firenze: SISMEL -Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2004.
78 (paper). 8884500397.

Trifogli, Cecilia. 6 .-. .- the Thirteenth Century
(ca. 1250-1270): Motion, i. Place and Time.
vii+289pp. Biblio., Index. Boston: Brill Academic Publishers,
2000. $140 US (cloth). 9004116575.

Tsuji, Jun. The Soul of DNA: The True .. r of a Catholic
SisterandHer ... .. .. .'the
Twentieth Century.

Vai, Gian Battista; Cavazza, William (Editors). Four
Centuries of the Word Geology: Ulisse Aldrovani 1603 in
.. 324pp. Illus., index. ..i..., Museo Geologico
Giovanni Capellini, 2003. 887381056x.

W. F. Bynum, W. F; Porter, Roy (Editors). Oxford
of Quotations. xvi + 736 pp., index.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. $50.00 (cloth).
198584091.

Wallace, Daniel J. The Lupus Book: A Guide for Patients
and Their Families. xii + 291pp., app., index. New York:
Oxford University Press, 2005. $30 (cloth). 195181816.

Young, Christian C. The Environment and Science:
Social Impact and Interaction. Science and Society Series,
Mark Largent (editor). xv+299pp. Illus., index. California:
ABC-CLIO Inc., 2005. $75 1576079635.
Micrologus: Natura, Scienze e Societa Medieval, Vol. XIII: La
pella umana. 772pp., illus., index. Florence: Sismel Edizioni
Del Galluzzo, 2005 8884501431.


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