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By Mordechai Feingold

A finished reevaluation of Isaac Barrow (1630-1677), one of many extra favorite and fascinating of all seventeenth-century males of technology. Barrow is remembered today--if at all--only as Sir Isaac Newton's mentor and client, yet he in reality made very important contributions to the disciplines of optics and geometry. additionally, he was once a prolific and influential preacher in addition to a well known classical pupil. through looking to comprehend Barrow's mathematical paintings, basically in the confines of the pre-Newtonian clinical framework, the e-book bargains a considerable rethinking of his medical acumen. as well as delivering a biographical learn of Barrow, it explores the intimate connections between his medical, philological, and spiritual worldviews in an try and express the complexity of the seventeenth-century tradition that gave upward push to Isaac Barrow, a breed of polymath that will develop into more and more infrequent with the arrival of recent technology.

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Darwin with his finger on the pulse of femininity. (Darwin Archive, by permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library) 38. Charles Lyell just before his death. (Adrian Desmond) 39. Darwin on the verandah at Down House, about 1880. (Darwin Archive, by permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library) 40. John Lubbock. (Adrian Desmond) 41. The graveside scene in Westminster Abbey. (James Moore) 42. A saintly Darwin icon. (The Library, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London) Acknowledgements WE ARE ESPECIALLY grateful to friends and colleagues who interrupted busy lives to help us meet our deadlines: to Fred Burkhardt, Nellie Flexner, Elisabeth Leedham-Green, David Kohn, Mike Petty, Jim and Anne Secord, and Steven Shapin for reading draft chapters; to Alison Winter for listening to extracts; to John Thackray, Jim Secord, and David Stanbury for providing information; to Fiona Erskine, Marsha Richmond, and Godfrey Waller for supplying manuscript material (and the late Dov Ospovat for a transcription of Darwin’s notes on his 1856 meeting with Huxley, Hooker, and Wollaston); to Richard Milner for sharing his unpublished research on Darwin and Wallace; to Stephen Pocock, Anne Secord, and the Darwin letters project team at Cambridge University Library for supplying advance proofs of volumes of the Darwin correspondence; to Peter Gautrey and Simon Schaffer for assisting with transcriptions and a translation; to Jane Clark, Tony Coulson, Kirsteen Mitcalfe, Solene Morris, and Mike Petty for supplying illustrations; and to the Revd Geoffrey Evans for a tour of Shrewsbury and the High Street Unitarian Church.

James Moore) 27. Ilkley Wells hydropathic hotel, (Ilkley Library, Ilkley, West Yorkshire) 28. Richard Owen. (Adrian Desmond) 29. A gorilla skull, pictured by Owen. (Transactions of the Zoological Society [London], 3 [1849], pl. 62) 30. Owen lecturing at Huxley’s school of mines in 1857. (Adrian Desmond) 31. T. H. Huxley, lecturing on the gorilla. (The Library, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London) 32. Pope Darwin, a sketch by T. H. Huxley. (Charles Darwin Museum, Down House, by courtesy of The Royal College of Surgeons of England) 33.

Other Lunar craftsmen specialized in clocks and precision instruments. Wedgwood perfected factory organization on the Soho model. ’ His factory’s name, ‘Etruria’ (after the Etruscan painting techniques on his ceramics), was coined by his ‘favorite Asculapius,’ the physician to the group, Charles’s paternal grandfather Erasmus Darwin. ’ His lucrative practice was in the town of Lichfield, fifteen miles north of Birmingham. ’ Erasmus’s diagnostic skills were extraordinary and in demand far outside Lichfield’s sober circle.

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