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The Resource Michael Foster and the Cambridge School of Physiology : the scientific enterprise in late Victorian society, Gerald L. Geison

Michael Foster and the Cambridge School of Physiology : the scientific enterprise in late Victorian society, Gerald L. Geison

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Michael Foster and the Cambridge School of Physiology : the scientific enterprise in late Victorian society
Title
Michael Foster and the Cambridge School of Physiology
Title remainder
the scientific enterprise in late Victorian society
Statement of responsibility
Gerald L. Geison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Despite great ferment and activity among historians of science in recent years, the history of physiology after 1850 has received little attention. Gerald Geison makes an important contribution to our knowledge of this neglected area by investigating the achievements of English physiologists at the Cambridge School from 1870 to 1900. He describes individual scientists, their research, the scientific issues affecting their work, and socio-institutional influences on the group. He pays special attention to the personality and contributions of Michael Foster, founding father of the Cambridge Sch
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geison, Gerald L.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Princeton Legacy Library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foster, M.
  • Foster, M.
  • Physiologists
  • Physiology
  • Heart beat
  • SCIENCE
  • Heart beat
  • Physiologists
  • Physiology
  • England
Label
Michael Foster and the Cambridge School of Physiology : the scientific enterprise in late Victorian society, Gerald L. Geison
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1 : The Background: Foster and English Physiology,1840-1870; 1. Introduction; 2. The Stagnancy of English Physiology,1840-1870; National Styles in Continental Physiology,1840-1870 ; The Anatomical Bias of English Physiology; Anatomical Bias and the Structure of English Medical Education; The Relative Unimportance of the Anatomical Bias for the Position of English Physiology, 1800-1840; The Stagnancy Becomes Apparent: Experimental Science and the English Universities, 1840-1870; Conclusion; 3. Foster on His Way to Cambridge; William Sharpey, Foster's mentor in physiology
  • Voyage to the Red Sea and medical practice in Huntingdon, 1859-1867University College and the Call to Cambridge, 1867-1870; Part 2: The Institutional Framework for Foster's Achievement; 4. Foster Meets Cambridge: Trinity College, University Reform, and the Rise of Laboratory Science; Science at Oxford and Cambridge c. 1870: The Outward Similarities ; Wherein the Difference Lay: Tradition and Trinity College; Foster, Trinity College, and the Rise of Laboratory Biology in Late Victorian Cambridge; Conclusion
  • 5. The Transformation of Biology in Late Victorian Cambridge: Foster, Huxley, and the Introduction of Laboratory Biology in EnglandBiology at Cambridge When Foster Arrived: Babington and Newton; Foster and Balfour: The Rise of Embryology and Animal Morphology; Foster, Huxley, and the South Kensington Course in Elementary Biology; Foster, Martin, Huxley, and the Development of Elementary Laboratory Biology; Laboratory Biology in England: Where Foster and Cambridge Belong in the Web of Influence; 6. The Rise of Physiology in Late Victorian Cambridge: Ways and Means, 1870-1883
  • Seizing the Transient Moment: Foster, Cambridge, and the Transformation of English PhysiologyFoster's Ambassador at Large: George Murray Humphry, Medical Reform, and Physiology; Enrollments, Bricks, and Mortar: the Growth of Foster's Laboratory and Courses, 1870-1883; Students and Fellowships: Manpower and Resources in the Cambridge School; Dramatis Personnae: Teaching Personnel in the Early Cambridge School; ""Work, Finish, Publish"": Foster, Organs of Publication, and the Ideology of Research; Part 3: The Problem of the Heartbeat and the Rise of the Cambridge School
  • 7. Foster as Research Physiologist: The Problem of the HeartbeatFoster and the Problem of the Heartbeat, 1864-1869; The Royal Institution Lectures of 1869: Toward a More General Context for Foster's Views on the Heartbeat; The Significance of the Royal Institution Lectures: Rhythmicity and the ""physiological Division of Labour""; Foster's Later Research on the Problem of the Heartbeat: The Discovery of Nerveless Inhibition in the Snail's Heart; Foster and Dew-Smith, 1876: the Effects of Electric Currents on the Frog's Heart; Foster and the Effects of Upas Antiar on the Frog's Heart, 1876
Control code
ocn905863859
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (424 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400869114
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13gmkxf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905863859
Label
Michael Foster and the Cambridge School of Physiology : the scientific enterprise in late Victorian society, Gerald L. Geison
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1 : The Background: Foster and English Physiology,1840-1870; 1. Introduction; 2. The Stagnancy of English Physiology,1840-1870; National Styles in Continental Physiology,1840-1870 ; The Anatomical Bias of English Physiology; Anatomical Bias and the Structure of English Medical Education; The Relative Unimportance of the Anatomical Bias for the Position of English Physiology, 1800-1840; The Stagnancy Becomes Apparent: Experimental Science and the English Universities, 1840-1870; Conclusion; 3. Foster on His Way to Cambridge; William Sharpey, Foster's mentor in physiology
  • Voyage to the Red Sea and medical practice in Huntingdon, 1859-1867University College and the Call to Cambridge, 1867-1870; Part 2: The Institutional Framework for Foster's Achievement; 4. Foster Meets Cambridge: Trinity College, University Reform, and the Rise of Laboratory Science; Science at Oxford and Cambridge c. 1870: The Outward Similarities ; Wherein the Difference Lay: Tradition and Trinity College; Foster, Trinity College, and the Rise of Laboratory Biology in Late Victorian Cambridge; Conclusion
  • 5. The Transformation of Biology in Late Victorian Cambridge: Foster, Huxley, and the Introduction of Laboratory Biology in EnglandBiology at Cambridge When Foster Arrived: Babington and Newton; Foster and Balfour: The Rise of Embryology and Animal Morphology; Foster, Huxley, and the South Kensington Course in Elementary Biology; Foster, Martin, Huxley, and the Development of Elementary Laboratory Biology; Laboratory Biology in England: Where Foster and Cambridge Belong in the Web of Influence; 6. The Rise of Physiology in Late Victorian Cambridge: Ways and Means, 1870-1883
  • Seizing the Transient Moment: Foster, Cambridge, and the Transformation of English PhysiologyFoster's Ambassador at Large: George Murray Humphry, Medical Reform, and Physiology; Enrollments, Bricks, and Mortar: the Growth of Foster's Laboratory and Courses, 1870-1883; Students and Fellowships: Manpower and Resources in the Cambridge School; Dramatis Personnae: Teaching Personnel in the Early Cambridge School; ""Work, Finish, Publish"": Foster, Organs of Publication, and the Ideology of Research; Part 3: The Problem of the Heartbeat and the Rise of the Cambridge School
  • 7. Foster as Research Physiologist: The Problem of the HeartbeatFoster and the Problem of the Heartbeat, 1864-1869; The Royal Institution Lectures of 1869: Toward a More General Context for Foster's Views on the Heartbeat; The Significance of the Royal Institution Lectures: Rhythmicity and the ""physiological Division of Labour""; Foster's Later Research on the Problem of the Heartbeat: The Discovery of Nerveless Inhibition in the Snail's Heart; Foster and Dew-Smith, 1876: the Effects of Electric Currents on the Frog's Heart; Foster and the Effects of Upas Antiar on the Frog's Heart, 1876
Control code
ocn905863859
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (424 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400869114
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13gmkxf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905863859

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