Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-10 of 100 items for:

Earth Sciences and Geography x Medicine and Health x clear all

abapical

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Dentistry.

Opposite to or directly away from the apex.

See overview in Oxford Index

Ambler, James Markham Marshall

Christopher J. Huggard.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Surgery; Military History. 1209 words.

Ambler, James Markham Marshall (30 December 1848–30 October 1881), naval surgeon and explorer, was born in Markham, Virginia, the son of Richard Cary Ambler, a physician, and Susan...

Go to American National Biography Online »  home page

analogue image

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Earth Sciences and Geography.

In remote sensing, an image in which continuous variation in the scene being sensed is represented by continuous variation in image tone, such as the image produced from photosensitive...

See overview in Oxford Index

Anderson, Tempest

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ophthalmology; Volcanology and Seismology. 680 words.

Anderson, Tempest (1846–1913), ophthalmic surgeon and vulcanologist, was born on 7 December 1846 at 17 Stonegate, York, the elder son and eldest of the three children of William Charles...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

Atherstone, William Guybon

Alan Cohen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere; Botany; Medicine and Health. 1351 words.

Atherstone, William Guybon (1814–1898), medical practitioner, botanist, and geologist, was born on 27 May 1814 at Zion Hill, Nottingham, the eldest of eight children of John Atherstone...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

Atkinson, Edward Leicester

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Medicine and Health; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Maps and Map-making. 576 words.

Atkinson, Edward Leicester (1881–1929), naval medical officer and explorer in Antarctica, was born on 23 November 1881 at Sion Hill, St Vincent, Windward Islands, West Indies, the third of...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

Babington, William

J. F. Payne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Petrology; Medicine and Health; Mineralogy and Gems. 970 words.

Babington, William (1756–1833), physician and mineralogist, the son of a clergyman, was born on 21 May 1756 at Portglenone, near Coleraine, co. Antrim, Ireland. After being apprenticed to a...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

Bigsby, John Jeremiah

A. W. Rasporich.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere; Surgery. 903 words.

Bigsby, John Jeremiah (1792–1881), surgeon and geologist, was born on 4 August 1792 in Nottingham, the son of Dr Jacob Bigsby and his wife, Mary. Like his father, he pursued a career in...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

bioprospecting

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Medicine and Health.

A shorthand term for investigations carried out with the aim of discovering biological materials (e.g. pharmacologically active plant substances) that can be commercially exploited. The...

See overview in Oxford Index

black bulb thermometer

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A thermometer placed in a black globe to measure radiant energy or solar radiation; one of the three temperatures required to complete the Wet Bulb Globe Thermometer (WBGT) index.

See overview in Oxford Index