The Politics of Evolution: Morphology, Medicine, and Reform in Radical London

The Politics of Evolution: Morphology, Medicine, and Reform in Radical London

by Adrian Desmond
ISBN-10:
0226143465
ISBN-13:
9780226143460
Pub. Date:
05/28/1992
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press

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The Politics of Evolution: Morphology, Medicine, and Reform in Radical London

Theories of evolution had been put forward for several decades before Darwin published his 'Origin Of Species' in 1859, but in the turbulent 1830s they were abominated by the respectable scientists at Oxford and Cambridge.

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ISBN-13: 9780226143460
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 05/28/1992
Series: Science and Its Conceptual Foundations Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 514
Product dimensions: 6.29(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.49(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
1. Evolution and Society: Setting the Scene
2. Importing the New Morphology
3. Reforming the Management of Medicine and Science: The Radical Perspective
4. Nonconformist Anatomy in the Private Schools
5. Accommodation and Domestication: Dealing with Geoffroy's Anatomy
6. Science under Siege: Forging an Idealist Comparative Anatomy at the College of Surgeons
7. Engaging the Lamarckians
8. Embryology, Archetypes, and Idealism: New Directions in Comparative Anatomy
9. Grasping the Nettle: Some Concluding Remarks
Afterword: Putting Darwin in the Picture
Appendix A: Comparative Anatomy Teachers in London in the 1830s
Appendix B: Biographical List of British Medical Men
Abbreviations
Bibliography
Index

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