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From gruesome self-experimentation to exhausting theoretical calculations, stories abound of scientists willfully surrendering health, well-being, and personal interests for the sake of their work. What accounts for the prevalence of this coupling of knowledge and pain-and for the peculiar assumption that science requires such suffering? In this lucid and absorbing history, Rebecca M. Herzig explores the rise of an ethic of "self-sacrifice" in American science. Delving into some of the more bewildering practices of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era, she describes when and how science-the supposed standard of all things judicious and disinterested-came to rely on an enthralled investigator willing to embrace toil, danger, and even lethal dismemberment. With attention to shifting racial, sexual, and transnational politics, Herzig examines the suffering scientist as a way to understand the rapid transformation of American life between the Civil War and World War I.3 Suffering for Science reveals more than the passion evident in many scientific vocations; it also illuminates a nation's changing understandings of the purposes of suffering, the limits of reason, and the nature of freedom in the aftermath of slavery.
Allied health education has long lacked a common literature, as the activities of all these diverse disciplines have been reported only in the specialty journals of each. This review provides a locus for articles of a broad and general nature which the entire spectrum of allied health educators and students will find of vital interest. Some of the topics included in this first review include dental education, clinical laboratory work, radiologic technology, the physician's assistant, occupational therapy, and preventive health care. Additional reviews to be published on a regular basis will be devoted to other health disciplines and general health topics. Essays by Ruth M. French, Joseph Hamburg, John W. Hein, Dennis Robert Howard, Marceline E. Jaques, Jerry A. Johnson, David E. Lewis, Samuel P. Martin, Darrel J. Mase, Edmund Pellegrino, J. Warren Perry, A. Bradley Soule, and George Szasz Joseph Hamburg, general editor; J. Warren Perry & Darrel J. Mase, associate editors
The Rise of an American Metropolis, Boston 1850-1900
Author: Stephen Puleo
The book is a history of Boston's emergence as a world-class city. Once upon a time, Boston Town was an insulated New England township. But the community was destined for greatness. Between 1850 and 1900, Boston underwent a stunning metamorphosis to emerge as one of the world's great metropolises, one that achieved national and international prominence in politics, medicine, education, science, social activism, literature, commerce, and transportation. Long before the frustrations of our modern era, in which the notion of accomplishing great things often appears overwhelming or even impossible, Boston distinguished itself in the last half of the nineteenth century by proving it could tackle and overcome the most arduous of challenges and obstacles with repeated and often resounding success, becoming a city of vision and daring. In this book, the author chronicles this remarkable period in Boston's history. The journey begins with the ferocity of the abolitionist movement of the 1850s and ends with the glorious opening of America's first subway station, in 1897. In between we witness the thirty five year engineering and city planning feat of the Back Bay project, Boston's explosion in size through immigration and annexation, the devastating Great Fire of 1872 and subsequent rebuilding of downtown, and Alexander Graham Bell's first telephone utterance in 1876 from his lab at Exeter Place. These stories paint a portrait of a half century of progress, leadership, and influence that turned a New England town into a world class city, giving us the Boston of today.