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The rise of experimental biology : an illustrated history

Author: Peter L Lutz
Publisher: Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher's description: Peter Lutz, PhD, brilliantly traverses the major milestones along the evolutionary path of biomedicine from earliest recorded times to the dawn of the 20th century. With an engaging narrative that will have you turning ₃just one more page₄ well into the night, this book revealingly demonstrates just how the modern scientific method has been shaped by the past. Along the way the reader is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter L Lutz
ISBN: 0896038351 9780896038356
OCLC Number: 47894348
Description: xiii, 200 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Bob Boutilier --
Introduction: Science Is Improbable --
The Beginnings --
Myth and Magic --
Mesopotamia --
Egypt --
Early Greek Science --
The Milesians --
The Post-Milesians --
The Soul --
The Age of Plato and Aristotle --
Plato and Theory --
Aristotle and Observation --
The Alexandrian Period: The Age of the Experiment and the Textbook --
The Roman Period --
Celsus --
Pliny --
Galen --
The Middle Ages --
Islamic Science --
Scholasticism and Science --
Renaissance I: The Birth of Science --
Renaissance II: The Birth of Experimental Biology --
The New Physiology --
Iatrochemistry --
Iatrophysics --
New Technology, New Physiology --
The New World of the Very Small: The Microscope --
Vital Air: The Development of Pumps and Early Theories of Respiration --
The Thermometer and Body Heat --
Reaction and Opposition --
The Enlightenment and Rational Biology --
Rational Biology --
The Emergence of Physiology --
Transition to the Nineteenth Century: Popular Science, Eccentric Science, and Romantic Physiology --
Hunter and Spallanzani: The Last Great All-Rounders --
The Science Museum: Collecting and Displaying --
Romantic Physiology --
Consolidation of Experimental Biology --
Respiration --
Metabolic Chemistry --
Internal Secretions --
Renal Physiology --
Digestion --
Benefits --
New Fields --
Evolution and Physiology --
Physiology Abused --
Gullibility --
Reckless Intervention --
Evolutionary Genetics and Social Repression --
Today --
What is Science? --
Biology Today.
Responsibility: Peter L. Lutz ; forword by Bob Boutilier.
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