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The autobiography of science

Author: Forest Ray Moulton; Justus J Schifferes
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran, 1945.
Series: Science Publications Council book.
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Moulton, Forest Ray, 1872-1952.
Autobiography of science.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Doran, 1945
(OCoLC)615108842
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Forest Ray Moulton; Justus J Schifferes
OCLC Number: 1190909
Description: xxxi, 666 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: I. Science is Born: In Antiquity --
In the Beginning, God ... --
The Book of Genesis, Chapter I : The story of creation --
The Hieroglyphic Record / Egyptian Papyri: Addvertisement for a remedy ; How to set a broken nose --
The Father of Medicine / Hippocrates: The Hippocratic oath ; The aphorisms of Hippocrates ; Prognosis: the face that tokens death (the Hippocratic facies) ; A case of childbirth fever --
The Founder of Biology / Aristotle: "History of animals": the principle of continuity --
The Idea of Big Numbers / Archimedes: "The sand reckoner" --
Of the Nature of Things / Lucretius: Character of the atoms --
The Origin of Money: Economics Repeats Itself / Pliny: "The natural history of metals" --
Concerning Architecture / Vitruvius: The origin of building ; The log cabin ; Theater acoustics --
The Classical Authority in Medicine / Galen: On the dissection of apes ; The lady and the dancer ; The emperor's bellyache --
II. Science Sleeps: In the Middle Ages --
The Great Work of Medieval Science / Roger Bacon: The usefulness of mathematics, "The alphabet of philosophy" ; Concerning optics, "This very beautiful science" ; Experimental science --
The Black Death Disrupts Life and Learning / Guy de Chauliac: The plague of 1348 at Avignon --
Doctors Merryman, Diet, and Quiet : The Regimen of Salerno ; The rules of hygiene in poetry --
III. Science Reawakens: In the Renaissance --
Aviation Flutters in the Leaves of an Artist's Notebooks / Leonardo DaVinci: On natural and mechanical flight, aviation's dream ; Anatomical studies --
Metallurgy in a Sculptor's Autobiography / Benvenuto Cellini: Casting a statue --
From Alchemy toward Chemistry / Paracelsus(Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim): The receipts of alchemy --
On Metals / Agricola: What a mining engineer must know ; Smelting iron --
The Revolution in Astronomy / Nicolaus Copernicus: Hypothesis on heavenly motions, a preliminary outline of the theory that the earth moves around the sun --
Stargazer and Father of Mechanics / Galileo Galilei: "The sidereal messenger" ; "Dialogues concerning two new sciences" (mechanics and ballistics) --
The Father of Epidemiology / Girolamo Fracastoro: "The sinister shepherd," syphilis --
Science Belongs to Everyone / Conrad Gesner: Letter from an editor --
I Dressed Him, God Healed Him / Ambroise Pare: A surgeon's "Journeys in divers places" --
The Cornerstone of Modern Medicine / Andreas Vesalius: "The anatomy of the human body," a preface --
The Key to Modern Physiology / William Harvey: "On the motion of the heart and the circulation of the blood" --
The First Words About Electricity / William Gilbert: "On magnetism and magnetic bodies," an easy experiment --
IV. Science Grows Up: In the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries --
Nature is Commanded Only by Being Obeyed / Francis Bacon: "Subtlety of nature" and other selected aphorisms ; "Francis Bacon thought thus" ; On intervention --
Rules for Straight Thinking / Rene Descartes: "Discourse on method --
A First Step in Meteorology / Blaise Pascal: The story of the great experiment on the weight of the mass of the air ; The story of the great experiment on the equilibrium of fluids --
The Speed and Character of Light / Christian Huygens: Waves in the ether, a new chapter in physics --
Bacteriology Begins with the First of the Microbe Hunters / Anton van Leeuwenhoek: "Little animals in rain water" --
The Primer of Vital Statistics / William Petty and John Graunt: "Natural and political observations ... upon the bills of mortality" --
Another Natural Law Discovered / Robert Hooke: The law of elasticity: stress equals strain --
The Laws of Gravitation, and Optics / Isaac Newton: "The mathematical principles of natural philosophy," the "Principia" ; "Opticks": experiments and questions --
The Scientific Foundation of the Life Insurance Business / Edmund Halley: "Estimate of the degrees of mortality of mankind, drawn from curious tables ... at ... Breslau" ; Return of a comet predicted --
The First Mercury Thermometer / Daniel Fahrenheit: A personal story of invention --
The Beginning of Modern Dentistry / Pierre Fauchard: "The surgeon-dentist": selected aphorisms --
Living Things Get Their Scientific Names / Carolus Linnaeus: "Critica botanica": introduction and preface --
V. Science Comes of Age: During the French, American, and Industrial Revolutions --
Chemistry: Quantitative Analysis Begins / Joseph Black: Latent heat: crux of the steam engine ; "Fixed air": carbon dioxide --
The Discovery of Oxygen / Joseph Priestley: "A surprising kind of air" --
Father of Modern Chemistry / Antoine Lavoisier: The respiration of animals --
The Atomic Theory / John Dalton: "A new system of chemical philosophy" --
The First Great Name in American Science / Benjamin Franklin: Experiments in electricity: the kite, the key, and the lightning bolt, the electrical cooker ; Lead poisoning described ; Invention of bifocal spectacles --
Cannon and Casserole: Physics and Social Sciences / Benjamin Thompson: Heat is a form of motion: an experiment in boring cannon --
Foreword to Evolution / Jean Baptiste Lamarck: What is a species? --
Father of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy / Georges Cuvier: the only two-legged, two-handed animal: man --
The Natural History of Selborne / Gilbert White: Mus minimus, the tiniest quadruped in Britain ; Trees are alembics ; The motion of birds in flight --
The Malthusian Theory Concerning Misery and Vice / Thomas Malthus: "Essay on the principle of population --
Letter from a Much-Traveled Lady / Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Inoculation against smallpox --
Vaccination: The Beginning of Preventive Medicine / Edward Jenner: "An inquiry into the causes and effects of the variolae vaccinae" --
VI. Science Weds Progress: In the Early Nineteenth Century --
Nineteenth-Century Chemists / Liebig, Wohler, Davy, Van't Hoff, Arrhenius, Kekule, Mendelyeev, Perkin, Baeyer, and Nobel: Up to aspirin and dynamite --
The Mutual Relation of Electricity, Magnetism, and Motion / Michael Faraday: Notes from his diary --
More Electricity of the Same Kind / Joseph Henry: Induced electrical currents --
Conservation of Energy / James Prescott Joule: "On matter, living force, and heat" ; Memoir on the mechanical equivalent of heat --
A New Method of Diagnosis / Rene Laennec: The invention of the stethoscope --
A Classic of Epidemiology: On Cholera / John Snow: The Broad Street pump ; The prevention of cholera --
How We Digest Our Food: The Scientific Account / William Beaumont: "Experiments and observations on the gastric juice and the physiology of digestion" --
The Great Argument Against Needless Deaths in Childbirth / Oliver Wendell Holmes: "The contagiousness of puerperal fever" --
Anesthesia! The Conquest of Pain. Crawford Long: An affidavit concerning the first administration of a surgical anesthetic --
William Morton: A proper mode of administering ether by inhalation --
Washington Ayer: An eyewitness account of the demonstration of ether anesthetic --
Biology Generates a New Science: Cytology / Theodor Schwann: Theory of the cells in animals and plants --
Scientific Explorer of South America / Alexander von Humboldt: "The cosmos" --
Principles of Geology / Charles Lyell: "An attempt to explain the former changes of the earth's surface by reference to causes now in operation" --
VII. Science Asserts Itself: In the Age of Evolution --
Keystone of the Arch of Evolution / Charles Darwin: "The origin of species by means of natural selection" ; "The descent of man" ; Galapagos archipelago --
The Paper Which Spurred Darwin's Origin of the Species / Alfred Russell Wallace: "On the tendency of varieties to depart indefinitely from the original type" --
Darwin's Bulldog / Thomas Henry Huxley: "On a piece of chalk" --
The Father of Eugenics / Francis Galton: An anthropometric laboratory ; Fingerprint identification, criminology ; The ancestral law of heredity --
The Beginning of Experimental Psychology / Hermann von Helmholtz: "On the sensation of sound in general" ; The enigma of aesthetics, a theory of music --
From Physiology to Psychology / William James: What is an emotion? --
The Germ Theory of Disease / Louis Pasteur: Theory of spontaneous generation upset ; Prevention of rabies --
The Founder of Antiseptic Surgery / Joseph Lister: "On the antiseptic principle of the practice of surgery" --
The Lady with the Lamp Makes Nursing Respectable / Florence Nightingale: Report on the Crimea ; Notes on nursing ; What a nurse is to be --
The Principles of Sanitation / William Thompson Sedgwick: Dirt and disease --
Waves in the Ether Again: Forerunner of Radio / James Clerk Maxwell: "A dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field" --
The First Radio Reception / Heinrich Hertz: "On the relations between light and electricity" --
Thermodynamics: The Flow of Heat / J. Willard Gibbs: "On the equilibrium of heterogeneous substances" --
More Thermodynamics / William Thomson: If nature could run backward. VIII. Science Sires the Twentieth Century --
Aerodynamics: The Scientific Key to Aviation / Samuel P. Langley: "Memoir on mechanical flight" --
X Rays Discovered: Radiology Begins and Crystallography Is Invigorated / William Conrad Roentgen: "On a new kind of rays" --
Photography Contributes to Science / Henri Becquerel: The peculiar behavior of uranium --
Radioactivity: Inside the Atom / Marie Sklodowska Curie: The discovery of raduim --
Atomic Physics: The Interpretation of the Atom / Frederick Soddy: Isotopes, building blocks of "heavy water" --
Electronics is Born / J.J. Thomson: The discovery of the electron --
The Modern Concept of Matter / Ernest Rutherford: The electrical structure of matter --
The Philosophic Foundations of Modern Science / Henri Poincare: Mechanical creation --
The Theory of Relativity / Albert Einstein: A popular exposition by the founder himself --
Quantum: Bullets of Energy / Max Planck: "The origin and development of the quantum theory" --
Electrons Move in Stationary Orbits / Niels Bohr: The spectrum of hydrogen ; The correspondence principle --
Matter and Light: The New Physics / Louis de Broglie: Wave mechanics, the undulatory aspects of the electron ; Who can define an honest man? --
Science and the Human Temperament / Erwin Schroedinger: The fundamental idea of wave mechanics --
The Higher Physics Are Indeterminate: One Cant Say For Sure / Werner Heisenberg: The uncertainty principle --
Atom-Smashing Brings True the Alchemists Dream / Ernest O. Lawrence: Atoms, new and old --
Anthropology Seeks the Origin of Man / Henry Fairfield Osborn: "Men of the old stone age: --
The Life of the Bee: Sociology of the Insect World / Maurice Maeterlinck: The spirit of the hive ; The young queens --
A Key to the Riddle of Heredity / Gregor Mendel: Experiments in plant hybridization, the "lost paper" --
The New Science of Genetics / Thomas Hunt Morgan: "A critique of the theory of evolution" in the light of Mendel's discovery --
Psychoanalysis / Sigmund Freud: An introduction to psychoanalysis ; Slip of the tongue, the psychology of errors ; Interpretation of dreams, the psychology of the unconscious ; Anxiety, "the theory of neurosis is psychoanalysis itself" --
The Philosophy of a Beloved Physician / William Osler: "A way of life" --
The Wisdom of the Body: Studies in Physiology / Walter B. Cannon: "Bodily changes in pain, hunger, fear, and rage" --
The history of surgery, amusingly summarized / Harvey Cushing: Homo chirugicus, the surgeon --
A sense of nature / Donald Culross Peattie: The best of life ; No finality.
Series Title: Science Publications Council book.
Responsibility: edited by Forest Ray Moulton and Justus J. Schifferes.

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