Hypatia's Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity Through the Nineteenth Century

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Beacon Press, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 230 pages
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Portrays the lives and recovers the scientific contributions of women whose names have been left out of history books
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Women In Prehistory
12
Women and Science in the Ancient World
20
From the Alexandrians to the Arabs
35
Women and Experimental
50
Medicine in the Later Middle Ages Women
56
The Sibyl of the Rhine
62
The Rise of the Scientific Lady
77
The New Naturalists
108
The Women Astronomers
119
The Copernican Revolution Caroline Herschel
125
I0 The Philosophers of the Scientific Revolution
135
The NineteenthCentury Mathematicians
148
I2 The Popularisation and Professionaliset ion of Science
181
Bibliography
210
Index
225

Chemists and
95

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