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History of Science and Medicine

J. D. North

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263952
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734083 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0024

Series: British Academy Centenary Monographs

History of Science and Medicine

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This chapter examines the progress of British study on the history of medieval science and medicine during the twentieth century. It explains that the history of science has been moderately well represented within the universities of the western world for rather more than a century, and has enjoyed a secure place in British universities for about half of that time. It describes major British publications on these subjects and discusses international precedents, the role of the University College London and the historical instruments and alchemy.

Keywords: medieval science; medieval medicine; Great Britain; University College London; historical instruments; alchemy

Chapter.  13578 words. 

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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