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Pablo F. Gómez, The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic (University of North Carolina Press, 2017) "The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic" book cover image

"Fatal Isolation: The Devastating Paris Heat Wave of 2003" book cover image Richard C. Keller, Fatal Isolation: The Devastating Paris Heat Wave of 2003 (University of Chicago Press, 2015)

Ronald L. Numbers, Kostas Kampourakis, eds., Newton's Apple and Other Myths about Science (Harvard University Press, 2015) "Newton's Apple and Other Myths about Science" book cover image

"Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet" book cover image Terrie Dopp Aamodt, Gary Land, and Ronald L. Numbers, eds., Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet (Oxford University Press, 2014)

Roshdi Rashed. Translated by Michael H. Shank, Classical Mathematics from Al-Khwarizmi to Descartes (Routledge, 2014) "Classical Mathematics from Al-Khwarizmi to Descartes" book cover image

"Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States" book cover image Charles L. Cohen and Ronald L. Numbers, eds., Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2013)

David C. Lindberg and Michael H. Shank, eds., The Cambridge History of Science: Eighteenth-Century Science, Vol. 2: Medieval Science (Cambridge University Press, 2013) "The Cambridge History of Science: Eighteenth-Century Science, Vol. 2: Medieval Science" book cover image

"Unconscious Dominions: Psychoanalysis, Colonial Trauma, and Global Sovereignties" book cover image Warwick Anderson, Deborah Jenson, Richard C. Keller, Unconscious Dominions: Psychoanalysis, Colonial Trauma, and Global Sovereignties (Duke University Press, 2011)

Peter Harrison, Ronald L. Numbers, and Michael H. Shank, Wrestling with Nature: From Omens to Science (University of Chicago Press, 2011) "Wrestling with Nature: From Omens to Science" book cover image

"Enregistrer les morts, identifier les surmortalités Une comparaison Angleterre, États-Unis et France" book cover image Richard C.Keller, Robert Dingwall, and Carine Vassy, eds., Enregistrer les morts, identifier les surmortalités Une comparaison Angleterre, États-Unis et France (Presses de l'EHESP, l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, 2010)

Florence C. Hsia, Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and Their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China (University of Chicago Press, 2009) "Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and Their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China" book cover image

"Make Room for Daddy: The Journey from Waiting Room to Birthing Room" book cover image Judith Walzer Leavitt, Make Room for Daddy: The Journey from Waiting Room to Birthing Room (University of North Carolina Press, 2009)

Ronald L. Numbers, Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion (Harvard University Press, 2009)

A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2009
"Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion" book cover image

"Modern Nature: The Rise of the Biological Perspective in Germany" book cover image Lynn K. Nyhart, Modern Nature: The Rise of the Biological Perspective in Germany (University of Chicago Press, 2009)

Awarded the 2009 Susan E. Abrams Prize in History of Science

Susan E. Lederer, Flesh and Blood: Organ Transplantation and Blood Transfusion in 20th Century America (Oxford University Press, 2008) "Flesh and Blood: Organ Transplantation and Blood Transfusion in 20th Century America" book cover image

"The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory" book cover image David C. Lindberg, The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory (University of Chicago Press, 2008)

Gregg Mitman, Breathing Space: How Allergies Shape Our Lives and Landscapes (Yale University Press, 2008)

Awarded the William H. Welch Medal by the American Association for the History of Medicine. Winner of a 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award, Wisconsin Library Association. Finalist for the 2007 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award in the Environment category
"Breathing Space: How Allergies Shape Our Lives and Landscapes" book cover image

"Prophetess of Health: A Study of Ellen G. White" book cover image Ronald L. Numbers, Prophetess of Health: A Study of Ellen G. White (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008)

Ronald L. Numbers, The Creationists: From Scientific Creationism to Intelligent Design (Expanded Edition) (Harvard University Press, 2008) "The Creationists: From Scientific Creationism to Intelligent Design (Expanded Edition)" book cover image

"Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa" book cover image Richard C. Keller, Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa (University of Chicago Press, 2007)

Hasok Chang and Catherine Jackson, eds., An Element of Controversy: The Life of Chlorine in Science, Medicine, Technology and War (British Society for the History of Science, 2007) "An Element of Controversy: The Life of Chlorine in Science, Medicine, Technology and War" book cover image

"Hot and Bothered: Women, Medicine, and Menopause in Modern America" book cover image Judith A. Houck, Hot and Bothered: Women, Medicine, and Menopause in Modern America (Harvard University Press, 2006)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Lorraine Daston and Gregg Mitman (eds.), Thinking with Animals: New Perspectives on Anthropomorphism (Columbia University Press, 2005) "Thinking with Animals: New Perspectives on Anthropomorphism" book cover image

"Landscapes of Exposure: Knowledge and Illness in Modern Environments (Osiris, Volume 19)" book cover image Gregg Mitman, Michelle Murphy, and Christopher Sellers (eds.), Landscapes of Exposure: Knowledge and Illness in Modern Environments (Osiris, Volume 19) (University of Chicago Press, 2004)

David C. Lindberg and Ronald L. Numbers (eds.), When Science and Christianity Meet (University of Chicago Press, 2003) "When Science and Christianity Meet" book cover image

"Science and Civil Society (Osiris, Volume 17)" book cover image Lynn K. Nyhart and Thomas Broman (eds.), Science and Civil Society (Osiris, Volume 17) (University of Chicago Press, 2002)

John L. Rudolph, Scientists in the Classroom: The Cold War Reconstruction of American Science Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002)

2003 History of Education Society Outstanding Book Award Finalist. 2003 AERA New Scholar's Book Award Honorable Mention.
"Scientists in the Classroom: The Cold War Reconstruction of American Science Education" book cover image

"Women and Health in America (2nd Edition)" book cover image Judith Walzer Leavitt, Women and Health in America (2nd Edition) (University of Wisconsin Press, 1999)

Gregg Mitman, Reel Nature: America's Romance With Wildlife on Film (Harvard University Press, 1999)

Winner of the 2000 Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize for the History of Science Society
"Reel Nature: America's Romance With Wildlife on Film" book cover image

"Wings of Wood, Wings of Metal: Culture and Technical Choice in American Airplane Materials, 1914-1945" book cover image Eric Schatzberg, Wings of Wood, Wings of Metal: Culture and Technical Choice in American Airplane Materials, 1914-1945 (Princeton University Press, 1999)

Now available online through University of Wisconsin Digital Collections; click on cover image to view

Ronald L. Numbers, Darwinism Comes to America (Harvard University Press, 1998)

Winner of the 1999 Templeton Foundation Prize for Outstanding Book in Theology and the Natural Sciences
"Darwinism Comes to America" book cover image

"Typhoid Mary: Captive to the Public's Health" book cover image Judith Walzer Leavitt, Typhoid Mary: Captive to the Public's Health (Beacon Press, 1997)

Judith Walzer Leavitt and Ronald L. Numbers (eds.), Sickness and Health in America: Readings in the History of Medicine and Public Health (third Edition, Revised) (University of Wisconsin Press, 1997) "Sickness and Health in America: Readings in the History of Medicine and Public Health (third Edition, Revised)" book cover image

"The Transformation of German Academic Medicine, 1750-1820" book cover image Thomas H. Broman, The Transformation of German Academic Medicine, 1750-1820 (University of Chicago Press, 1996)

Judith Walzer Leavitt, The Healthiest City: Milwaukee and the Politics of Health Reform(Wisconsin Edition) (University of Wisconsin Press, 1996) "The Healthiest City: Milwaukee and the Politics of Health Reform(Wisconsin Edition)" book cover image

"Roger Bacon and the Origins of Perspectiva in the Middle Ages: A Critical Edition and English Translation of Bacon's Perspectiva with Introduction and Notes" book cover image David C. Lindberg, Roger Bacon and the Origins of Perspectiva in the Middle Ages: A Critical Edition and English Translation of Bacon's Perspectiva with Introduction and Notes (Oxford University Press, 1996)

Michael H. Shank (ed.), The Scientific Enterprise in Antiquity and Middle Ages: Readings from Isis (University of Chicago Press, 1996) "The Scientific Enterprise in Antiquity and Middle Ages: Readings from Isis" book cover image

"Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation in America before the Second World War" book cover image Susan E. Lederer, Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation in America before the Second World War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Lynn K. Nyhart, Biology Takes Form: Animal Morphology and the German Universities, 1800-1900 (University of Chicago Press, 1994) "Biology Takes Form: Animal Morphology and the German Universities, 1800-1900" book cover image

"The State of Nature: Ecology, Community, and American Social Thought, 1900-1950" book cover image Gregg Mitman, The State of Nature: Ecology, Community, and American Social Thought, 1900-1950 (University of Chicago Press, 1992)

Winner of the 1994 Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities from the Council of Graduate Schools

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Michael H. Shank, Unless You Believe, You Shall Not Understand: Logic, University, and Society in Late Medieval Vienna (Princeton University Press, 1988) "Unless You Believe, You Shall Not Understand: Logic, University, and Society in Late Medieval Vienna" book cover image

"Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America, 1750-1950" book cover image Judith Walzer Leavitt, Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America, 1750-1950 (Oxford University Press, 1986)

Victor L. Hilts, Statist and Statistician (Arno Press, 1981) "Statist and Statistician" book cover image

"A Guide to Francis Galton's English Men of Science" book cover image Victor L. Hilts, A Guide to Francis Galton's English Men of Science (American Philosophical Society, 1975)

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