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Vol. 102, No. 4, December 2011

Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of The History of Science Society




Isis; Vol. 102


The Making of an Entrepreneurial Science: Biotechnology in Britain, 1975–1995
By Soraya de Chadarevian
DOI: 10.1086/663596
Vol. 102, No. 4: 601-633.

The Paradoxes of Patenting at General Electric: Isador Ladoff's Journey from Siberian Exile to the Heart of Corporate Capitalism
By David Philip Miller
DOI: 10.1086/663597
Vol. 102, No. 4: 634-658.

From Rodent Utopia to Urban Hell: Population, Pathology, and the Crowded Rats of NIMH
By Edmund Ramsden
DOI: 10.1086/663598
Vol. 102, No. 4: 659-688.

Focus: The History of Scientific Instruments

Introduction: Reengaging with Instruments
By Liba Taub
DOI: 10.1086/663605
Vol. 102, No. 4: 689-696.

Early Modern Mathematical Instruments
By Jim Bennett
DOI: 10.1086/663607
Vol. 102, No. 4: 697-705.

Easily Cracked: Scientific Instruments in States of Disrepair
By Simon Schaffer
DOI: 10.1086/663608
Vol. 102, No. 4: 706-717.

Medical Instruments in Museums: Immediate Impressions and Historical Meanings
By Ken Arnold, Thomas Söderqvist
DOI: 10.1086/663613
Vol. 102, No. 4: 718-729.

News of the Profession

By Lawrence M. Principe
DOI: 10.1086/664916
Vol. 102, No. 4: 730-733.

By Stefano Gattei
DOI: 10.1086/664837
Vol. 102, No. 4: 734-737.


DOI: 10.1086/663616
Vol. 102, No. 4: 738.

Essay Review

Unifying Einstein
By S. S. Schweber
DOI: 10.1086/663617
Vol. 102, No. 4: 739-742.

Book Reviews General

Jacalyn Duffin. History of Medicine: A Scandalously Short Introduction.
by Jacalyn Duffin
Review by: By Joel Howell
DOI: 10.1086/664917
Vol. 102, No. 4: 743.

Patricia Fara. Science: A Four Thousand Year History.
by Patricia Fara
Review by: By Lewis Pyenson
DOI: 10.1086/664838
Vol. 102, No. 4: 744-745.

Jürgen Hamel. Begriffe der Astrologie: Von Abendstern bis Zwillingsproblem.
by Jürgen Hamel
Review by: By H. Darrel Rutkin
DOI: 10.1086/664839
Vol. 102, No. 4: 746.

P. M. Harman. The Culture of Nature in Britain, 1680–1860.
by P. M. Harman
Review by: By Michael S. Reidy
DOI: 10.1086/664840
Vol. 102, No. 4: 746-748.

Susan D. Jones. Death in a Small Package: A Short History of Anthrax.
by Susan D. Jones
Review by: By Karen Brown
DOI: 10.1086/664841
Vol. 102, No. 4: 748.

Svante Lindqvist. Changes in the Technological Landscape: Essays in the History of Science and Technology.
by Svante Lindqvist
Review by: By Terry S. Reynolds
DOI: 10.1086/664842
Vol. 102, No. 4: 748-749.

Margaret J. Osler. Reconfiguring the World: Nature, God, and Human Understanding from the Middle Ages to Early Modern Europe.
by Margaret J. Osler
Review by: By Peter Harrison
DOI: 10.1086/664843
Vol. 102, No. 4: 749-750.

Jeremy Vetter, ed. Knowing Global Environments: New Historical Perspectives on the Field Sciences.
by Jeremy Vetter
Review by: By Sharon Kingsland
DOI: 10.1086/664844
Vol. 102, No. 4: 750-751.

Book Reviews Antiquity

Roger Hart. The Chinese Roots of Linear Algebra.
by Roger Hart
Review by: By Christopher Cullen
DOI: 10.1086/664845
Vol. 102, No. 4: 751-752.

Mariska Leunissen. Explanation and Teleology in Aristotle's Science of Nature.
by Mariska Leunissen
Review by: By Sylvia Berryman
DOI: 10.1086/664846
Vol. 102, No. 4: 752-753.

Reviel Netz. Ludic Proof: Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Aesthetic.
by Reviel Netz
Review by: By Michael N. Fried
DOI: 10.1086/664847
Vol. 102, No. 4: 753-754.

Francesca Rochberg. In the Path of the Moon: Babylonian Celestial Divination and Its Legacy.
by Francesca Rochberg
Review by: By Eleanor Robson
DOI: 10.1086/664848
Vol. 102, No. 4: 754-755.

Book Reviews Middle Ages and Renaissance

William Eamon. The Professor of Secrets: Mystery, Medicine, and Alchemy in Renaissance Italy.
by William Eamon
Review by: By Jacalyn Duffin
DOI: 10.1086/664849
Vol. 102, No. 4: 756.

Cynthia White, ed. From the Ark to the Pulpit: An Edition and Translation of the “Transitional” Northumberland Bestiary (Thirteenth Century).
by Cynthia White
Review by: By Gwyndaf Garbutt
DOI: 10.1086/664850
Vol. 102, No. 4: 757-758.

Book Reviews Early Modern (Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries)

Avner Ben-Zaken. Cross-Cultural Scientific Exchanges in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1560–1660.
by Avner Ben‐Zaken
Review by: By B. Harun Küçük
DOI: 10.1086/664851
Vol. 102, No. 4: 758-759.

Pratik Chakrabarti. Materials and Medicine: Trade, Conquest, and Therapeutics in the Eighteenth Century.
by Pratik Chakrabarti
Review by: By Timothy Walker
DOI: 10.1086/664852
Vol. 102, No. 4: 759-760.

Jeff Horn; Leonard N. Rosenband; Merritt Roe Smith, eds. Reconceptualizing the Industrial Revolution.
by Jeff Horn; Leonard N. Rosenband; Merritt Roe Smith
Review by: By James E. McClellan III
DOI: 10.1086/664853
Vol. 102, No. 4: 760-761.

Lynn Hunt; Margaret C. Jacob; Wijnand Mijnhardt. The Book That Changed Europe: Picart and Bernard's.
by Lynn Hunt; Margaret C. Jacob; Wijnand Mijnhardt
Review by: By Dorinda Outram
DOI: 10.1086/664854
Vol. 102, No. 4: 761-762.

Eric Jorink; Peter Mason. Reading the Book of Nature in the Dutch Golden Age, 1575–1715.
by Eric Jorink;
Review by: By Margaret C. Jacob
DOI: 10.1086/664855
Vol. 102, No. 4: 763.

Joanna Picciotto. Labors of Innocence in Early Modern England.
by Joanna Picciotto
Review by: By Sachiko Kusukawa
DOI: 10.1086/664856
Vol. 102, No. 4: 763-765.

Jacob Soll. The Information Master: Jean-Baptiste Colbert's Secret State Intelligence System.
by Jacob Soll
Review by: By Nicholas Dew
DOI: 10.1086/664857
Vol. 102, No. 4: 765.

Matteo Valleriani. Galileo Engineer.
by Matteo Valleriani
Review by: By Wolfgang Lefèvre
DOI: 10.1086/664858
Vol. 102, No. 4: 766.

Živa Vesel; Sergeï Tourkin; Yves Porter; A. Beschaouch, eds. Images of Islamic Science.
by Živa Vesel; Sergeï Tourkin; Yves Porter; A. Beschaouch
Review by: By Nahyan Fancy
DOI: 10.1086/664859
Vol. 102, No. 4: 766-768.

Nathalie Vuillemin. Les beautés de la nature à l'épreuve de l'analyse: Programmes scientifiques et tentations esthétiques dans l'histoire naturelle du XVIIIe siècle (1744–1805).
by Nathalie Vuillemin
Review by: By Xavier Carteret, Sara Scharf
DOI: 10.1086/664860
Vol. 102, No. 4: 768-769.

David Wootton. Galileo: Watcher of the Skies.
by David Wootton
Review by: By Ivano Dal Prete
DOI: 10.1086/664861
Vol. 102, No. 4: 769-770.

Book Reviews Modern (Nineteenth Century to 1950)

Saulo de Freitas Araujo. O projeto de uma psicologia científica em Wilhelm Wundt: Uma nova interpretação.
by Saulo de Freitas Araujo
Review by: By Annette Mülberger
DOI: 10.1086/664862
Vol. 102, No. 4: 770-771.

Paul D. Brinkman. The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush: Museums and Paleontology in America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.
Lowell Dingus; Mark A. Norell. Barnum Brown: The Man Who Discovered.
Review by: By Jeremy Vetter
DOI: 10.1086/664863
Vol. 102, No. 4: 771-772.

B. Ricardo Brown. Until Darwin: Science, Human Variety, and the Origins of Race.
by B. Ricardo Brown
Review by: By Paul Lawrence Farber
DOI: 10.1086/664864
Vol. 102, No. 4: 772-773.

John Laurence Busch. Steam Coffin: Captain Moses Rogers and the Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier.
by John Laurence Busch
Review by: By A. Bowdoin Van Riper
DOI: 10.1086/664865
Vol. 102, No. 4: 773-774.

Jimena Canales. A Tenth of a Second: A History.
by Jimena Canales
Review by: By Theodore Arabatzis
DOI: 10.1086/664866
Vol. 102, No. 4: 774-775.

François Delaporte; Emmanuel Fournier; Bernard Devauchelle, eds. La fabrique du visage: De la physionomie antique à la première greffe, avec un inédit de Duchenne de Boulogne
by François Delaporte; Emmanuel Fournier; Bernard Devauchelle
Review by: By Brigitte Hoppe
DOI: 10.1086/664867
Vol. 102, No. 4: 775-776.

Ann Fabian. The Skull Collectors: Race, Science, and America's Unburied Dead.
by Ann Fabian
Review by: By Jim Endersby
DOI: 10.1086/664868
Vol. 102, No. 4: 776-777.

Jörn Henrich. Die Fixierung des modernen Wissenschaftsideals durch
by Jörn Henrich
Review by: By Craig Fraser
DOI: 10.1086/664869
Vol. 102, No. 4: 777-778.

Jonathan Hodge; Gregory Radick, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Darwin.
by Jonathan Hodge; Gregory Radick
Review by: By Richard Bellon
DOI: 10.1086/664870
Vol. 102, No. 4: 778-779.

Nick Hopwood; Simon Schaffer; Jim Secord, eds. Seriality and Scientific Objects in the Nineteenth Century.
by Nick Hopwood; Simon Schaffer; Jim Secord
Review by: By Graeme Gooday
DOI: 10.1086/664871
Vol. 102, No. 4: 779-780.

Michael Hoskin. Discoverers of the Universe: William and Caroline Herschel.
by Michael Hoskin
Review by: By Michael J. Crowe, Stephen Case
DOI: 10.1086/664872
Vol. 102, No. 4: 780-781.

Alexander von Humboldt; Aimé Bonpland; Stephen T. Jackson; Sylvie Romanowski, eds. Essay on the Geography of Plants.
by Alexander von Humboldt; Aimé Bonpland;
Review by: By Andreas W. Daum
DOI: 10.1086/664873
Vol. 102, No. 4: 781-782.

Bruce J. Hunt. Pursuing Power and Light: Technology and Physics from James Watt to Albert Einstein.
by Bruce J. Hunt
Review by: By Suman Seth
DOI: 10.1086/664874
Vol. 102, No. 4: 782-783.

David Hyder; Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, eds. Science and the Life-World: Essays on Husserl's “Crisis of European Sciences.”.
by David Hyder; Hans‐Jörg Rheinberger
Review by: By Alan Richardson
DOI: 10.1086/664875
Vol. 102, No. 4: 783-784.

Ad Maas; Hans Hooijmaijers, eds. Scientific Research in World War II: What Scientists Did in the War.
by Ad Maas; Hans Hooijmaijers
Review by: By David Zimmerman
DOI: 10.1086/664876
Vol. 102, No. 4: 784-785.

Simon Naylor. Regionalizing Science: Placing Knowledges in Victorian England.
by Simon Naylor
Review by: By Donald L. Opitz
DOI: 10.1086/664877
Vol. 102, No. 4: 785-786.

Adriana Novoa; Alex Levine. From Man to Ape: Darwinism in Argentina, 1870–1920.
by Adriana Novoa; Alex Levine
Review by: By Julia Rodriguez
DOI: 10.1086/664878
Vol. 102, No. 4: 786-787.

David Pantalony. Altered Sensations: Rudolph Koenig's Acoustical Workshop in Nineteenth-Century Paris.
by David Pantalony
Review by: By Tacye Phillipson
DOI: 10.1086/664879
Vol. 102, No. 4: 787-788.

Johan Schot; Harry Lintsen; Arie Rip, eds. Technology and the Making of the Netherlands: The Age of Contested Modernization, 1890–1970.
by Johan Schot; Harry Lintsen; Arie Rip
Review by: By Per Högselius
DOI: 10.1086/664880
Vol. 102, No. 4: 788-789.

Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze. Mathematicians Fleeing from Nazi Germany: Individual Fates and Global Impact.
by Reinhard Siegmund‐Schultze
Review by: By Della D. Fenster
DOI: 10.1086/664881
Vol. 102, No. 4: 789-790.

Renate Tobies. “Morgen möchte ich wieder 100 herrliche Sachen ausrechnen”: Iris Runge bei Osram und Telefunken.
by Renate Tobies
Review by: By Elizabeth Neswald
DOI: 10.1086/664882
Vol. 102, No. 4: 790-791.

Sacha Tomic. Aux origines de la chimie organique: Méthodes et pratiques des pharmaciens et des chimistes (1785–1835).
by Sacha Tomic
Review by: By Ursula Klein
DOI: 10.1086/664883
Vol. 102, No. 4: 791-793.

Takahiro Ueyama. Health in the Marketplace: Professionalism, Therapeutic Desires, and Medical Commodification in Late-Victorian London.
by Takahiro Ueyama
Review by: By Robert Bud
DOI: 10.1086/664884
Vol. 102, No. 4: 793-794.

Elisabeth Vaupel; Stefan L. Wolff, eds. Das Deutsche Museum in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus: Eine Bestandsaufnahme.
by Elisabeth Vaupel; Stefan L. Wolff
Review by: By Thomas Steinhauser
DOI: 10.1086/664885
Vol. 102, No. 4: 794-795.

Julia Voss; Lori Lantz. Darwin's Pictures: Views of Evolutionary Theory, 1837–1874.
by Julia Voss;
Review by: By Gregory Radick
DOI: 10.1086/664886
Vol. 102, No. 4: 795-796.

Sheila Faith Weiss. The Nazi Symbiosis: Human Genetics and Politics in the Third Reich.
by Sheila Faith Weiss
Review by: By Nils Roll-Hansen
DOI: 10.1086/664887
Vol. 102, No. 4: 796-797.

Book Reviews Recent (1950 —)

Robert S. Arrighi. Revolutionary Atmosphere: The Story of the Altitude Wind Tunnel and the Space Power Chambers.
by Robert S. Arrighi
Review by: By Erik M. Conway
DOI: 10.1086/664888
Vol. 102, No. 4: 797-798.

Safia Azzouni; Christina Brandt; Bernd Gausemeier; Julia Kursell; Henning Schmidgen; Barbara Wittmann, eds. Eine Naturgeschichte für das 21. Jahrhundert: Hommage à/Zu Ehren von/In Honor of Hans-Jörg Rheinberger.
by Safia Azzouni; Christina Brandt; Bernd Gausemeier; Julia Kursell; Henning Schmidgen; Barbara Wittmann
Review by: By Robert Michael Brain
DOI: 10.1086/664889
Vol. 102, No. 4: 798-799.

Etienne Benson. Wired Wilderness: Technologies of Tracking and the Making of Modern Wildlife.
by Etienne Benson
Review by: By Stephen Bocking
DOI: 10.1086/664890
Vol. 102, No. 4: 799-800.

Massimo Bucciantini, ed. Italo Calvino e la scienza: Gli alfabeti del mondo.
by Massimo Bucciantini
Review by: By Paola Govoni
DOI: 10.1086/664891
Vol. 102, No. 4: 800-801.

Krishna Dronamraju. Haldane, Mayr, and Beanbag Genetics.
by Krishna Dronamraju
Review by: By Joeri Witteveen
DOI: 10.1086/664892
Vol. 102, No. 4: 801-802.

Nathan L. Ensmenger. The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise.
by Nathan L. Ensmenger
Review by: By Jon Agar
DOI: 10.1086/664893
Vol. 102, No. 4: 802-803.

James Rodger Fleming. Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control.
by James Rodger Fleming
Review by: By Vladimir Jankovic
DOI: 10.1086/664894
Vol. 102, No. 4: 803-804.

Robert Henson. Weather on the Air: A History of Broadcast Meteorology.
by Robert Henson
Review by: By Greg Myers
DOI: 10.1086/664895
Vol. 102, No. 4: 805.

Stephen B. Johnson, ed. Space Exploration and Humanity: A Historical Encyclopedia.
by Stephen B. Johnson
Review by: By Jordan D. Marché II
DOI: 10.1086/664896
Vol. 102, No. 4: 805-806.

Paul R. Josephson. Lenin's Laureate: Zhores Alferov's Life in Communist Science.
by Paul R. Josephson
Review by: By Alexander A. Gurshtein
DOI: 10.1086/664897
Vol. 102, No. 4: 807-808.

Gabriela Soto Laveaga. Jungle Laboratories: Mexican Peasants, National Projects, and the Making of the Pill.
by Gabriela Soto Laveaga
Review by: By Stuart McCook
DOI: 10.1086/664898
Vol. 102, No. 4: 808-809.

Sara B. Pritchard. Confluence: The Nature of Technology and the Remaking of the Rhône.
by Sara B. Pritchard
Review by: By Jacob Darwin Hamblin
DOI: 10.1086/664899
Vol. 102, No. 4: 809-810.

S. M. Reid-Henry. The Cuban Cure: Reason and Resistance in Global Science.
by S. M. Reid‐Henry
Review by: By Yolanda Eraso
DOI: 10.1086/664900
Vol. 102, No. 4: 810-811.

Roy Rosenzweig; Anthony Grafton. Clio Wired: The Future of the Past in the Digital Age.
by Roy Rosenzweig;
Review by: By Robert Alan Hatch
DOI: 10.1086/664901
Vol. 102, No. 4: 811-812.

George W. Stocking Jr. Glimpses into My Own Black Box: An Exercise in Self-Deconstruction.
by George W. Stocking Jr
Review by: By Henrika Kuklick
DOI: 10.1086/664902
Vol. 102, No. 4: 812-813.

Helmuth Trischler; Mark Walker, eds. Physics and Politics: Research and Research Support in Twentieth Century Germany in International Perspective.
by Helmuth Trischler; Mark Walker
Review by: By John Krige
DOI: 10.1086/664903
Vol. 102, No. 4: 813-814.

Book Reviews Sociology & Philosophy of Science

Teresa Castelão; Jean-Jacques Wunenburger. Gaston Bachelard et les études critiques de la science.
by Teresa Castelão;
Review by: By Cristina Chimisso
DOI: 10.1086/664904
Vol. 102, No. 4: 814-815.

Harry Collins. Tacit and Explicit Knowledge.
by Harry Collins
Review by: By Massimo Mazzotti
DOI: 10.1086/664905
Vol. 102, No. 4: 815-816.

Andrew Pickering. The Cybernetic Brain: Sketches of Another Future.
by Andrew Pickering
Review by: By Cathy Gere
DOI: 10.1086/664906
Vol. 102, No. 4: 816-818.

Elizabeth A. Wilson. Affect and Artificial Intelligence.
by Elizabeth A. Wilson
Review by: By Frank W. Stahnisch
DOI: 10.1086/664907
Vol. 102, No. 4: 818-819.

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