The lives of many of the nineteenth century's most notable women of science are presented in English for the first time in this companion volume to Ladies in the Laboratory: American and British Women in Science. The present volume bridges a considerable gap in English literature available on women from twelve west European countries and their work in the biological and medical sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. A fascinating analysis of the work of notable women by national group, giving thorough data comparing the contributions of women in choice fields. Among the women presented are more than a few colorful personalities representative of the entire social scale, from a royal princess to the daughter of a Paris slum shopkeeper. Researchers in the field of women's history and science history will find this indexed volume a valuable resource.
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About the Author
Mary R.S. Creese is a former research chemist and has numerous publications in the field of the history of women scientists. Thomas M. Creese has taught mathematics at the University of Kansas since 1964.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Figures Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. Scandinavia: Baltic Diatoms, Snow-line Plants, Insects of the Oatfields Chapter 4 2. Ireland: Mosses, Mollusks, and Migrating Boulders Chapter 5 3. France: Of Physics, Farms, and Physicians Chapter 6 4. Belgium and the Netherlands: from Ardennes Mosses to East Indies Algae Chapter 7 5. Germany: Bavarian Lakes, Brazilian Forests, a Kitchen in Braunschweig Chapter 8 6. Austria-Hungary: Mainly Medicine Chapter 9 7. Switzerland: Physicians, Botanists, and a Chemist Chapter 10 8. Italy: Shells of Calabria, Mosses of the Hills of Rome, Fishes of the Alpine Lakes Chapter 11 International Comparisons and Conclusions Chapter 12 Appendix Chapter 13 Bibliography of Papers by West European Women (excluding the British) in Scientific Periodicals, 1800-1900 Chapter 14 Periodical Title Abbreviations Key Chapter 15 Selected Bibliography Chapter 16 Index Chapter 17 About the Author