Gentile da Foligno and Scholasticism
A Social History
Edited by Harriet Deacon, Howard Phillips and Elizabeth van Heyningen
A Geodetic Analysis of the Hypothesis of a Medieval Origin
Medical Missions in Asia and Africa
Edited by David Hardiman
Some of the major themes addressed within include the attitude of different Christian denominations towards medical mission work, their differing theories and practices, how the missionaries were drawn into contentious local politics, and their attitude towards supernatural cures.
Leprosy, often a feature of such work, is explored, as well as the ways in which local people perceived disease, healing and the missionaries themselves. Also discussed is the important contribution of women towards mission medical work.
Healing Bodies, Saving Souls will be of interest not only to students and historians but also the wider reader as it aims to define the place of missionary within the overall history of medicine.
ANNA M. LOMBARDI
THE BOLOMETER AND THE SPECTRO-BOLOMETER AS STEPS TOWARDS THE BLACK-BODY SPECTRUM ANNA M. LOMBARDI University of Padua SUMMARY This paper discusses the role played by S.P. Langley's bolometer in the development of spectroscopy in the last two decades of the nineteenth century. Langley's work
Introduction This article examines the canonical colors of beauty in the early modern period – red, white and black – at the convergence of cosmetics, medicine, art theory and painting practices. Following Agnolo Firenzuola’s (1493–1543) link between the colors of beauty, physiology and the colors
A. D. C. SIMPSON (ed.), Joseph Black. 1728-1799. A Commemorative Symposium.Papers presented at a Symposiumheld in the Royal Scottish Museum on 4 November 1978 in association with the Scottish Society in the History of Medicine, together with a Survey of Manuscript Notes of Joseph Black's Lectures on Chemistry, Edinburgh, The Royal Scottish Museum, 1982, VIII + 69 pp.
A. D. C. SIMPSON (ed.), Joseph Black. 1728-1799. A C o m m e m o r a t i v e Sym- posium. P a p e r s p r e s e n t e d a t a Sym- posium held in t h e Royal Scott- ish M u s e u m on 4 N o v e m b e r 1978 in association with t h e Scottish Society in the H i s t o r y of Medicine, t o g e t h
WILLIE PEARSON, JR., Black Scientists, White Society, and Colorless Science: A Study of Universalism in American Science, Millwood, NY, New York City and London: Associated Faculty Press 1985, VIII + 201 pp. PAUL WEINDLING Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford
The Changing Concepts of Physiology from Antiquity into Early Modern Europe
Edited by Manfred Horstmanshoff, Helen King and Claus Zittel
The book contains individual essays on the wider issues raised by ‘physiology’, and detailed case studies that explore particular aspects and individuals. It will be useful to those working on medicine and the body in pre-modern cultures, in disciplines including classics, history of medicine and science, philosophy, and literature.
Contributors include Barbara Baert, Marlen Bidwell-Steiner, Véronique Boudon-Millot, Rainer Brömer, Elizabeth Craik, Tamás Demeter, Valeria Gavrylenko, Hans L. Haak, Mieneke te Hennepe, Sabine Kalff, Rina Knoeff, Sergius Kodera, Liesbet Kusters, Karine van ‘t Land, Tomas Macsotay, Michael McVaugh, Vivian Nutton, Barbara Orland, Jacomien Prins, Julius Rocca, Catrien Santing, Daniel Schäfer, Emma Sidgwick, Frank W. Stahnisch, Diana Stanciu, Michael Stolberg, Liba Taub, Fabio Tutrone, Katrien Vanagt, and Marion A. Wells.