Wednesday, November 11, 2009


A wishlist for the history of science in and around Philadelphia.

Posted by on 11/11 at 12:05 PM

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

HoS Micropost: Ten Inventions that Changed the World

Posted by Darin Hayton on 11/04 at 09:20 AM

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The Cancer, the Blog and the President

Introducing Tom Tritton, CHF’s president, and his blog, the ‘Periodic Tabloid’.

Posted by on 11/03 at 02:57 PM

Friday, October 30, 2009

Gold, Elixirs and Books of Secrets

A lecture on alchemy, as part of the Year of Science

Posted by on 10/30 at 04:03 PM

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

CFP:Women’s Health Conference

The Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, will host its fifth annual History of Women’s Health Conference on Wednesday, April 7, 2010.  We invite interested persons to send a one to two page proposal or abstract of your topic by Friday, November 6, 2009 for consideration. 

Posted by Babak Ashrafi on 10/28 at 02:43 PM

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My kingdom for a teleportation device!

A far-away conference on the 1609 chair of chemistry offers food for thought, and creates a yearning to be on location for the 400-year anniversary.

Posted by on 10/21 at 03:30 PM

Monday, October 19, 2009

HoS Micropost: The Nature of Technology (reviewed in the NY Times)

W. Brian Arthur’s new book on the relationship between science and technology argues that technological developments often precede scientific ones, not the other way around.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 10/19 at 11:00 PM

HoS Micropost: Polymaths are going extinct (update)

Posted by Darin Hayton on 10/19 at 01:53 PM
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Sunday, October 18, 2009

HoS Micropost: The Art of Scientific Imaging

An article in today’s The Independent reports on the artistic aspects of scientific imaging and the 2009 Wellcome Institute’s Image Awards. The article raises some questions about the artistic understanding of these images. There are also some scientific questions that could be raised.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 10/18 at 11:11 PM

Wright’s Indian Vegetable Pills

Another bit of local patent medicine history. This copy of Wright’s almanac was sold at Frank T. Landis’s shop in Womelsdorf, PA.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 10/18 at 04:33 PM

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