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Anatomy, Embroidery, and the Fabric of Celebrity

Lucia Dacome.

in Malleable Anatomies

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Science and Technology. 18997 words.

Chapter 3 investigates the activities of the artificers Anna Morandi (1714–1774) and Giovanni Manzolini (1701–1755) by tracing the trajectory of their collection of anatomical waxworks. In...

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Antarctic Détente

Adrian Howkins.

in Frozen Empires

February 2017; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 15005 words.

This chapter examines the origins of the 1959 Antarctic Treaty, which suspended sovereignty claims and reservations of rights to Antarctica and created “a continent dedicated to peace and...

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Artificer and Connoisseur

Lucia Dacome.

in Malleable Anatomies

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Science and Technology. 20675 words.

Chapter 2 follows the making and early viewing of the anatomy room at the Institute of the Sciences. The chapter focuses on the impressive career of Ercole Lelli (1702–1766), the Bolognese...

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Atoms for Peace in Latin America

Gisela Mateos and Edna Suárez-Díaz.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Diplomatic History; History of Science and Technology. 7757 words.

On December 8, 1953, in the midst of increasing nuclear weapons testing and geopolitical polarization, United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower launched the Atoms for Peace initiative....

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Blindfolding the Midwives

Lucia Dacome.

in Malleable Anatomies

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Science and Technology. 16309 words.

Chapter 5 shifts attention from the makers of anatomical models to their users by examining the creation and employment of anatomical models in mid-eighteenth-century midwifery schools. In...

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‘Can we distinguish the sheep from the wolves?’: Émigrés, Allies, and the Reconstruction of Germany

Jessica Reinisch.

in The Perils of Peace

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); History of Science and Technology. 19108 words.

This chapter looks at members of the German medical professions in war-time exile, and contrasts British, American, French and Soviet responses to their requests to assist in the rebuilding...

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Conclusion

Roberta Bivins.

in Contagious Communities

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); History of Science and Technology. 3877 words.

The Conclusion briefly reflects on the central questions raised by Contagious Communities: how and why did questions about migrant health and disease become central to British debates of...

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Conclusion

Anne Hardy.

in Salmonella Infections, Networks of Knowledge, and Public Health in Britain, 1880-1975

December 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); History of Science and Technology. 5528 words.

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Conclusion

Adrian Howkins.

in Frozen Empires

February 2017; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 6493 words.

The conclusion considers the contemporary implications of an argument for imperial continuity in the environmental history of the Antarctic Peninsula region. The significant role played by...

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Contagious Communities

Roberta Bivins.

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); History of Science and Technology. 448 pages.

It was only a coincidence that the NHS and the Empire Windrush (carrying 492 migrants from Britain’s West Indian colonies) arrived together. As the ship’s passengers disembarked in June...

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