Reviews

Author: 
Lynda Payne
Reviewer: 
Michael Brown

Brown on Payne, 'The Best Surgeon in England: Percivall Pott, 1713-88'

Lynda Payne. The Best Surgeon in England: Percivall Pott, 1713-88. American University Studies Series. New York: Peter Lang, 2017. Illustrations. 236 pp. $97.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4331-2319-1.

Reviewed by Michael Brown (University of Roehampton) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (September, 2018) Commissioned by Darren N. Wagner (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin)

Author: 
Johanna Emeney
Reviewer: 
Andy C. Brown

Brown on Emeney, 'The Rise of Autobiographical Medical Poetry and the Medical Humanities'

Johanna Emeney. The Rise of Autobiographical Medical Poetry and the Medical Humanities. Stuttgart: ibidem Press, 2018. 263 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8382-1128-2.

Reviewed by Andy C. Brown (University of Exeter) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (August, 2018) Commissioned by Darren N. Wagner (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin)

Author: 
M. Norton Wise
Reviewer: 
Klaus Hentschel

Hentschel on Wise, 'Aesthetics, Industry, and Science: Hermann von Helmholtz and the Berlin Physical Society'

M. Norton Wise. Aesthetics, Industry, and Science: Hermann von Helmholtz and the Berlin Physical Society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. xxi + 405 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-53135-9.

Reviewed by Klaus Hentschel (University of Stuttgart) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (August, 2018) Commissioned by Kathryn Olesko (Georgetown University)

Author: 
Mark Zachary Taylor
Reviewer: 
Mark Giordano

Giordano on Taylor, 'The Politics of Innovation: Why Some Countries Are Better Than Others at Science and Technology'

Mark Zachary Taylor. The Politics of Innovation: Why Some Countries Are Better Than Others at Science and Technology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 444 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-046413-4; $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-046412-7.

Reviewed by Mark Giordano (Georgetown University) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (July, 2018) Commissioned by Kathryn Olesko (Georgetown University)

Author: 
James G. Mansell
Reviewer: 
Karin Bijsterveld

Bijsterveld on Mansell, 'The Age of Noise in Britain: Hearing Modernity'

James G. Mansell. The Age of Noise in Britain: Hearing Modernity. Studies in Sensory History Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016. viii + 232 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08218-4; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-04067-2.

Reviewed by Karin Bijsterveld (Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (July, 2018) Commissioned by Kathryn Olesko (Georgetown University)

Author: 
David A. Rothery
Reviewer: 
Dagomar DeGroot

DeGroot on Blundell, 'Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction' and Rothery, 'Moons: A Very Short Introduction'

Katherine Blundell. Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction. Very Short Introductions Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Illustrations. xix + 100 pp. $11.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-960266-7.David A. Rothery. Moons: A Very Short Introduction. Very Short Introductions Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Illustrations. xv + 153 pp.

Author: 
Calestous Juma
Reviewer: 
Charles Weiss

Weiss on Juma, 'Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies'

Calestous Juma. Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 432 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-046703-6.

Reviewed by Charles Weiss (Georgetown University) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (June, 2018) Commissioned by Kathryn Olesko (Georgetown University)

Author: 
John Krige
Reviewer: 
Anthony Eames

Eames on Krige, 'Sharing Knowledge, Shaping Europe: US Technological Collaboration and Nonproliferation'

John Krige. Sharing Knowledge, Shaping Europe: US Technological Collaboration and Nonproliferation. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2016. 240 pp. $33.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-262-03477-7.

Reviewed by Anthony Eames (Georgetown University) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (June, 2018) Commissioned by Kathryn Olesko (Georgetown University)

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Author: 
Jon Butterworth
Reviewer: 
Joseph D. Martin

Martin on Butterworth, 'Most Wanted Particle: The Inside Story of the Hunt for the Higgs, the Heart of the Future of Physics'

Jon Butterworth. Most Wanted Particle: The Inside Story of the Hunt for the Higgs, the Heart of the Future of Physics. New York: Experiment, 2016. 304 pp. $15.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61519-301-1.

Reviewed by Joseph D. Martin (University of Cambridge) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (June, 2018) Commissioned by Kathryn Olesko (Georgetown University)

Author: 
Christos Lynteris, Nicholas H. A. Evans, eds.
Reviewer: 
Rachel Podd

Podd on Lynteris and Evans, 'Histories of Post-Mortem Contagion: Infectious Corpses and Contested Burials'

Christos Lynteris, Nicholas H. A. Evans, eds. Histories of Post-Mortem Contagion: Infectious Corpses and Contested Burials. Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Modern History Series. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 230 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-319-62928-5.

Reviewed by Rachel Podd (Fordham University) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (April, 2018) Commissioned by Lucy C. Barnhouse (College of Wooster)

Author: 
Lorraine Daston, ed.
Reviewer: 
Boris Jardine

Jardine on Daston, 'Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures'

Lorraine Daston, ed. Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. 392 pp. $37.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-43236-6.

Reviewed by Boris Jardine (University of Cambridge) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (April, 2018) Commissioned by Dominic J. Berry (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Author: 
Courtney Fullilove
Reviewer: 
Francesca Bray

Bray on Fullilove, 'The Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture'

Courtney Fullilove. The Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. 288 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-45486-3.

Reviewed by Francesca Bray (University of Edinburgh) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (April, 2018) Commissioned by Dominic J. Berry (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Author: 
Erika Dyck, Larry Stewart, eds.
Reviewer: 
Michael Brown

Brown on Dyck and Stewart, 'The Uses of Humans in Experiment: Perspectives from the 17th to the 20th Century'

Erika Dyck, Larry Stewart, eds. The Uses of Humans in Experiment: Perspectives from the 17th to the 20th Century. Clio Medica Series. Leiden: Brill - Rodopi, 2016. Illustrations. xii + 297 pp. $149.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-28670-2.

Reviewed by Michael Brown (University of Roehampton) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (January, 2018) Commissioned by Darren N. Wagner

Author: 
Joseph Hanaway, John H. Burgess, eds.
Reviewer: 
Annmarie Adams

Adams on Hanaway and Burgess, 'The General: A History of the Montreal General Hospital'

Joseph Hanaway, John H. Burgess, eds. The General: A History of the Montreal General Hospital. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016. 760 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-4685-1.

Reviewed by Annmarie Adams (McGill University) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (January, 2018) Commissioned by Darren N. Wagner

Author: 
Jana Madlen Schütte
Reviewer: 
Tillmann Taape

Taape on Schütte, 'Medizin im Konflikt: Fakultäten, Märkte und Experten in deutschen Universitätsstädten des 14. bis 16. Jahrhunderts'

Jana Madlen Schütte. Medizin im Konflikt: Fakultäten, Märkte und Experten in deutschen Universitätsstädten des 14. bis 16. Jahrhunderts. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2017. e-book. (e-book), ISBN 978-90-04-33159-4.

Reviewed by Tillmann Taape (University of Cambridge) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (December, 2017) Commissioned by Lucy C. Barnhouse

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