Joseph Leidy: The Last Man Who Knew Everything

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This well-researched biography of a forgotten scientist also suggests a revealing view of 19th-century American science. Warren, a professor at the Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology in ... Read full review

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Warren, a professor at the Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology in Philadelphia and professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, presents the first extensive biography of the virtually ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction I
1
The Philadelphia Setting
12
Preparing for the World 2 i
28
Early Science in America 3 5
36
The Young Professional 18441848
45
Esteemed Scientists and Illustrious Sights
88
Return to America 18481850
97
Professorship of Anatomy
108
The War Years
131
Family Life
143
The Postwar Years
149
Paleontology Evolution and Race
175
The 188os
198
Religion and Science
223
The Eclipse of Leidy 24 5
246
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