The History of Science in the United States: An Encyclopedia

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Marc Rothenberg
Taylor & Francis, 2001 - Science - 615 pages
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This encyclopaedia examines all aspects of the history and historiography of science in the United States, from colonial times to the present day. Special emphasis is placed on the history of medicine and technology and on the relationship between science and technology and science and medicine. These interrelationships form a perspective that allows the reader to see how technology and medicine influenced and in turn were influenced by the progress of scientific thought in the United States. More than 500 entries ranging from 200 words to 3000 words are all written by experts in the field to form a forum for established scholars and younger scholars presenting the fruits of their research.

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This single-volume encyclopedia comprises 500 short- to medium-length articles, all written by experts in the field, on the development of science and medicine in the United States. The typical ... Read full review

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Marc Rothenberg received his Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College's Program in the History and Philosophy of Science in 1974. He has been on the staff of the Joseph henry papers Project (Smithsonian Institution Press) since 1975 and was named Editor in 1985. He is the general editor of the Garland series of encyclopedias in the history of science. Rothenberg is the author of numerous books including the two-volume History of Science and Technology in the United States: A Critical and Selective Bibliography (Garland, 1993). He has also authored and co-authored numerous articles in scholarly journals.

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