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The politics of evolution : morphology, medicine, and reform in radical London

Author: Adrian J Desmond
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1989.
Series: Science and its conceptual foundations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looking for the first time at the cut-price anatomy schools rather than genteel Oxbridge, Desmond winkles out pre-Darwinian evolutionary ideas in reform-minded and politically charged early nineteenth-century London. In the process, he reveals the underside of London intellectual and social life in the generation before Darwin as it has never been seen before." The Politics of Evolution is intellectual dynamite, and  Read more...
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Desmond, Adrian J., 1947-
Politics of evolution.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1989
(DLC) 89005137
(OCoLC)19981038
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian J Desmond
ISBN: 9780226144535 0226144534
OCLC Number: 709606191
Description: 1 online resource (x, 503 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1. Evolution and Society: Setting the Scene; 2. Importing the New Morphology; 3. Reforming the Management of Medicine and Science: The Radical Perspective; 4. Nonconformist Anatomy in the Private Schools; 5. Accommodation and Domestication: Dealing with Geoffroy's Anatomy; 6. Science under Siege: Forging an Idealist Comparative Anatomy at the College of Surgeons; 7. Engaging the Lamarckians; 8. Embryology, Archetypes, and Idealism: New Directions in Comparative Anatomy; 9. Grasping the Nettle: Some Concluding Remarks.
Series Title: Science and its conceptual foundations.
Responsibility: Adrian Desmond.
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Looking at the cut-price anatomy schools rather than genteel Oxbridge, Desmond winkles out pre-Darwinian evolutionary ideas in reform-minded and politically charged early nineteenth-century London.  Read more...

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