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Stress, Shock, and Adaptation in the Twentieth Century

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Book Series: Rochester Studies in Medical History ISBN: 9781580464765 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_478052 Language: English
Publisher: University of Rochester Press Grant: Wellcome Trust - 082834 (chapter 1) and 084988 (chapter 9)
Subject: Medicine (General)
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Stress is one of the most widely utilized medical concepts in modern society. Originally used to describe physiological responses to trauma, it is now applied in a variety of other fields and contexts, such as in the construction and expression of personal identity, social relations, building and engineering, and the various complexities of the competitive capitalist economy. In addition, scientists and medical experts use the concept to explore the relationship between an ever increasing number of environmental stressors and the evolution of an expanding range of mental and chronic organic diseases, such as hypertension, gastric ulcers, arthritis, allergies, and cancer. This edited volume brings together leading scholars to explore the emergence and development of the stress concept and its definitions as they have changed over time. It examines how stress and closely related concepts have been used to connect disciplines such as architecture, ecology, physiology, psychiatry, psychology, public health, urban planning, and a range of social sciences; its application in different settings such as the battlefield, workplace, clinic, hospital, and home; and the advancement of techniques of stress management in a number of different national, sociocultural, and scientific locations.

The Invention of the “Stressed Animalâ€&#157; and the Development of a Science of Animal Welfare, 1947–86 (Book chapter)

Book title: Stress, Shock, and Adaptation in the Twentieth Century

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Book Series: Rochester Studies in Medical History ISBN: 9781580464765 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Rochester Press Grant: Wellcome Trust - 082834 (chapter 1) and 084988 (chapter 9)
Subject: Medicine (General)
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Stress is one of the most widely utilized medical concepts in modern society. Originally used to describe physiological responses to trauma, it is now applied in a variety of other fields and contexts, such as in the construction and expression of personal identity, social relations, building and engineering, and the various complexities of the competitive capitalist economy. In addition, scientists and medical experts use the concept to explore the relationship between an ever increasing number of environmental stressors and the evolution of an expanding range of mental and chronic organic diseases, such as hypertension, gastric ulcers, arthritis, allergies, and cancer. This edited volume brings together leading scholars to explore the emergence and development of the stress concept and its definitions as they have changed over time. It examines how stress and closely related concepts have been used to connect disciplines such as architecture, ecology, physiology, psychiatry, psychology, public health, urban planning, and a range of social sciences; its application in different settings such as the battlefield, workplace, clinic, hospital, and home; and the advancement of techniques of stress management in a number of different national, sociocultural, and scientific locations.

Evaluating the Role of Hans Selye in the Modern History of Stress (Book chapter)

Book title: Stress, Shock, and Adaptation in the Twentieth Century

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Book Series: Rochester Studies in Medical History ISBN: 9781580464765 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Rochester Press Grant: Wellcome Trust - 082834 (chapter 1) and 084988 (chapter 9)
Subject: Medicine (General)
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Stress is one of the most widely utilized medical concepts in modern society. Originally used to describe physiological responses to trauma, it is now applied in a variety of other fields and contexts, such as in the construction and expression of personal identity, social relations, building and engineering, and the various complexities of the competitive capitalist economy. In addition, scientists and medical experts use the concept to explore the relationship between an ever increasing number of environmental stressors and the evolution of an expanding range of mental and chronic organic diseases, such as hypertension, gastric ulcers, arthritis, allergies, and cancer. This edited volume brings together leading scholars to explore the emergence and development of the stress concept and its definitions as they have changed over time. It examines how stress and closely related concepts have been used to connect disciplines such as architecture, ecology, physiology, psychiatry, psychology, public health, urban planning, and a range of social sciences; its application in different settings such as the battlefield, workplace, clinic, hospital, and home; and the advancement of techniques of stress management in a number of different national, sociocultural, and scientific locations.

Les Planches inédites de Foraminifères d’Alcide d'Orbigny : À l’aube de la micropaléontologie

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ISBN: 9782856538999 DOI: 10.4000/books.mnhn.4756 Language: French
Publisher: Publications scientifiques du Muséum
Subject: Science (General)
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Chercheur passionné et naturaliste accompli, Alcide Dessalines d’Orbigny (1802-1857) a laissé une œuvre prestigieuse et féconde dont le caractère exceptionnel, par son ampleur, ses implications dans la science actuelle et la diversité des sujets abordés, ne laisse pas d’étonner scientifiques et historiens. En présentant son premier travail sur les foraminifères (microorganismes unicellulaires, pourvus d’une coquille capable de se fossiliser), il signait l’acte de naissance de la Micropaléontologie, sans soupçonner l’importance qu’elle prendrait ensuite dans le concert des géosciences, notamment en Paléocéanographie et Paléoclimatologie, et dans le développement de la recherche pétrolière ou encore des travaux d’aménagement du territoire, tel le creusement du Tunnel sous la Manche. Les planches de foraminifères dessinés par d’Orbigny concrétisaient plusieurs années d’observation ; elles étalent destinées à l’illustration de son travail fondateur sur les foraminifères, mais restèrent inédites bien que devenues une référence incontournable pour de nombreux chercheurs. D’une grande qualité, elles témoignent des dons d’observation de leur auteur et de ses talents artistiques. Il importait donc de les publier. Elles sont reproduites dans ce volume et analysées par Marie-Thérèse Vénec-Peyré qui retrace leur histoire, replace les espèces dans le contexte scientifique actuel et fait le point sur le matériel type conservé dans les collections de Micropaléontologie du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle.

Les dessins de Champignons de Claude Aubriet

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ISBN: 9782856539033 DOI: 10.4000/books.mnhn.4939 Language: French
Publisher: Publications scientifiques du Muséum
Subject: Science (General)
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Les documents manuscrits de la famille des Jussieu, professeurs de botanique au Jardin du Roy puis au Muséum d’histoire naturelle (1710-1853) ont été acquis en 1858 par le Muséum après la mort d’Adrien de Jussieu. Conservés à la Bibliothèque centrale du Muséum ils forment un fonds riche d’informations pour l’histoire des sciences, particulièrement celle du Jardin et celle de la Botanique. Parmi les plus anciens, se trouve un portefeuille contenant 98 dessins de champignons (en couleur), réalisés vers 1730, par Claude Aubriet (c. 1665-1742) sous la direction d’Antoine de Jussieu (1686- 1758). Claude Aubriet. peintre miniaturiste au Jardin du Roy. est connu pour la réalisation des illustrations des Elémens de botanique que publie Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656-1708) en 1694. Ces dessins sont loués pour leur précision par Carl von Linné lui-même. Les dessins de champignons par Aubriet furent exécutés à une période « clé » dans l’histoire de la mycologie, puisqu’en 1729. Pier Antonio Micheli publie dans son ouvrage fondamental (Novo plantarum généra) une étude précise des champignons, accompagnée d’excellentes gravures en noir et blanc. Les réalisations d’Aubriel souvent soignées et fidèles aux modèles, sont précieuses car les représentations en couleurs de champignons sont rarissimes avant la fin du xviiie siècle. Elles témoignent en outre du regard que l’on portait alors sur ces cryptogames, qui apparaissaient bien mystérieux du point de vue de leur organisation, de leur reproduction et. pour tout dire, de leur « existence » même. Cette publication intéressera vivement les mycologues et contribuera a faire connaître Claude Aubriet. En outre, elle souligne le rôle décisif que les illustrateurs scientifiques ont toujours joué au cours de l’histoire.

Biografien bedeutender österreichischer Wissenschafterinnen

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ISBN: 9783205205883 Year: Pages: 994 DOI: 10.7767/9783205205883 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103507
Subject: History
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This volume follows the results of the dictionary  "Wissenschafterinnen in und aus Österreich. Leben – Werk – Wirken" from 2002, in which the field of activities of the first generation of female scientists at austrian universities and in non-university workplaces were researched among other things. The present collection is now mostly focused on woman-specific acting of female scientists after 1945 (years of birth between 1930 and 1950, including an addition of earlier years). The emphasis in terms of time furthermore includes theoretical and personnel effects of the second feminist movement, developed in universities in the 1970s out of woman-specific problems in the fields of science.&#xD;

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Being Modern

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ISBN: 9781787353930 Year: Pages: 438 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787353930 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Science (General) --- Social Sciences --- History
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In the early decades of the twentieth century, engagement with science was commonly used as an emblem of modernity. This phenomenon is now attracting increasing attention in different historical specialties. Being Modern builds on this recent scholarly interest to explore engagement with science across culture from the end of the nineteenth century to approximately 1940.&#xD;&#xD;Addressing the breadth of cultural forms in Britain and the western world from the architecture of Le Corbusier to working class British science fiction, Being Modern paints a rich picture. Seventeen distinguished contributors from a range of fields including the cultural study of science and technology, art and architecture, English culture and literature examine the issues involved. The book will be a valuable resource for students, and a spur to scholars to further examination of culture as an interconnected web of which science is a critical part, and to supersede such tired formulations as 'Science and culture'.&#xD;&#xD;&#xD;

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History of Science --- Modern --- Culture

Europäische Wissenschaftskulturen und politische Ordnungen in der Moderne (1890-1970)

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Book Series: Schriften des Historischen Kollegs ISSN: 2190-1392 ISBN: 9783110446784 Year: Volume: 87 Pages: 326,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110446784 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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At the beginning of the 20th century, two revolutionary processes intersected in European industrialized societies. The sciences became a central force for interpreting the world, and the democratization of modern life became a key determinant of the political and cultural order. These processes turned Europe into a laboratory for very different interconnections between scientific self-observation and ideas about polity.

Cuvier’s History of the Natural Sciences : Nineteen lessons from the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

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ISBN: 9782856538739 DOI: 10.4000/books.mnhn.2761 Language: English
Publisher: Publications scientifiques du Muséum
Subject: Science (General)
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Here, for the first time in English, is Georges Cuvier’s extraordinary “History of the Natural Sciences from Its Origin to the Present Day.” Based on a series of public lectures presented by Cuvier from 1829 to 1832, this first of a five-volume series, translated from the original French and heavily annotated with commentary, is a detailed chronological survey of the natural sciences spanning more than three millennia. It is truly astonishing in its detail and scope. Cuvier was fluent in many languages, English, German, Spanish, and certainly Latin, in addition to French. He was therefore well prepared to investigate and interpret firsthand the scientific literature of Europe as a whole. The work is an affirmation of Cuvier’s vast encyclopedic knowledge, his complete command of the scientific and historical literature, and his incomparable memory. This history is remarkable also for providing in one place a large set of useful references to a vast ancient literature that is not easily found anywhere else. This huge body of information provides us furthermore with unique insight into Cuvier’s concept of the natural sciences, and to the vast breadth and progress of this human endeavor. With this work, Cuvier fills an important gap in philosophical thought between the time of Carl Linnaeus and Charles Darwin.

Cuvier’s History of the Natural Sciences : Twenty-four lessons from Antiquity to the Renaissance

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ISBN: 9782856538678 DOI: 10.4000/books.mnhn.3643 Language: English
Publisher: Publications scientifiques du Muséum
Subject: Science (General)
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Here, for the first time in English, is Georges Cuvier’s extraordinary “History of the Natural Sciences from Its Origin to the Present Day.” Based on a series of public lectures presented by Cuvier from 1829 to 1832, this first of a five-volume series, translated from the original French and heavily annotated with commentary, is a detailed chronological survey of the natural sciences spanning more than three millennia. It is truly astonishing in its detail and scope. Cuvier was fluent in many languages, English, German, Spanish, and certainly Latin, in addition to French. He was therefore well prepared to investigate and interpret firsthand the scientific literature of Europe as a whole. The work is an affirmation of Cuvier’s vast encyclopedic knowledge, his complete command of the scientific and historical literature, and his incomparable memory. This history is remarkable also for providing in one place a large set of useful references to a vast ancient literature that is not easily found anywhere else. This huge body of information provides us furthermore with unique insight into Cuvier’s concept of the natural sciences, and to the vast breadth and progress of this human endeavor. With this work, Cuvier fills an important gap in philosophical thought between the time of Carl Linnaeus and Charles Darwin.

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