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SCIENCE, MEDICINE AND HISTORY: Essays on the Evolution of Scientific Thought and Medical Practice written in Honour of Charles Singer (2 Volumes, 1953)

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SCIENCE, MEDICINE AND HISTORY: Essays on the Evolution of Scientific Thought and Medical Practice written in Honour of Charles Singer (2 Volumes, 1953)

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SCIENCE, MEDICINE AND HISTORY: Essays on the Evolution of Scientific Thought and Medical Practice written in Honour of Charles Singer (2 Volumes, 1953)

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(Various Contributors) Collected and edited by E. Ashworth Underwood. Science, Medicine and History: Essays on the Evolution of Scientific Thought and Medical Practice written in Honour of Charles Singer (2 Volumes). London: Oxford University Press, 1953. 

 

First Edition. Hardcovers. 4to. Navy cloth with gilt titles to spine. With original dust jackets. 563, 646 pages. With 106 half-tone plates, plus numerous figures in text. 60 page index. There is a closed tear and some light wrinkling to lower portion of dust jacket to volume two, otherwise A NEAR FINE SET IN LIKE DUST JACKETS.

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Professor Charles Singer has long been regarded as the most respected of historians of science and medicine in Britain, where he had especially strong associations with the Universities of Oxford and London. He was the author or editor of twenty-three book, and has also published many shorter studies. This extensive two-volume work was designed to enable scholars in many countries to pay tribute to Singer. Its ninety essays cover a wide range of the whole field of the history of science and medicine, and many embody important original research. An incredible amount of information has been gathered in these two volumes. It is an excellent reference work.