Friday, April 22, 2011

Why should we care…? IV. Toward a poetics of HSMT

In which we discuss the aesthetics of the history of science, medicine, and technology--and insist that “concretize” is not a word.

Posted by Nathaniel Comfort on 04/22 at 10:32 AM
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Friday, April 15, 2011

The Tramp, the Professor, and Frankenstein’s Brain Surgeon

An account of the meeting between Chaplin, Einstein, and Chaplin’s physician Dr. Cecil Reynolds(who was later to be a consultant for the film Frankenstein).

Posted in honor of what would have been Chaplin’s 122nd birthday.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Why should we care…? III. Maybe we shouldn’t

The history of science matters. What counts as the History of Science doesn’t.

Posted by Nathaniel Comfort on 04/11 at 10:21 AM
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Friday, April 08, 2011

The Accidental Collection:  Ephemeral Publications from the Philadelphia Anti-Nuclear Movement

Several boxes of material that I collected while attending Temple University in the early 1980s are now housed at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst

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Secundum Artem:  Selected Works of Art and Design from the University of the Sciences Collection

The Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy is housing a special exhibit about the artistic aspects of medical, scientific and pharmaceutical devices.  The exhibit will close on May 27.

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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Why should we care…? II. History as a way of knowing

Why should we care about the history of science? The argument from utility.

Posted by Nathaniel Comfort on 04/06 at 03:11 PM
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