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    "The historical record is like the night sky: we see a few stars and group them into mythical constellations. But what is chiefly visible is the darkness." Roy Porter
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This is a podcast produced by BYU history undergraduates about Religion and Evolution.

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This is groups of baseball card style cards of major ideas and individuals association with the idea of evolution before Darwin.

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Dr. Michael Hubbard MacKay, "The Rise of a Medical Speciality: The Medicalization of Elite Equine Care c.1680-c1800"

Part of the reason that the current interpretations of eighteenth-century animal care are so anachronistic is due to the focus of historians upon the emergence of the London Veterinary College (1792) as an enlightened step toward progression. This is far from correct because a new medical specialty emerged in animal care over a century before the College. This manuscript shows that those involved in the gentlemanly practice of farriery created a new specialised field of farriery that was much more medical. Like midwifery, oculism and dentistry, equine medicine became a new medical specialism. This is demonstrated by analysing elite farriery literature published between 1550 and 1800, by reconstructing the identity of eighteenth century farriery practitioners (especially those that claimed to be gentlemen), by uncovering the practice of these elite practitioners in horse hospitals and anatomy lectures. These findings suggest a new narrative of the history of animal care, showing that veterinary medicine was a product of the larger changes in equine medicine occurring well before the 1790s.

This is a sample chapter (Ch.1 Specialism, Change and Farriery/Equine Medical Literature, 1560–1800). I would be happy to supply a complete copy of this manuscript to any who are interested. (mike_mackay@byu.edu)

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16
Dec
Posted in All, History of Science by medicalhistory at 4:50 pm

Performed and produced by Christopher Last, Casey Walruth & Jeffrey Tucker, this podcast constitutes a dramatic interpretation of Steven Shapin's book 'The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern Vocation.' Intended as a parody of Charles Dicken's literary classic 'A Christmas Carol,' Last, Walruth & Tucker tell the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, a miserly old scientist who embarks on a mystical journey to learn the true-meaning of science. Visitations by the Ghosts of Science Past, Present & Future help Scrooge to see that the scientific life is not exactly what he thought it to be, and that scientists themselves are as human as the next man. Dramatic acting, excellent scripting and good-natured humor make this a presentation not to be missed.

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10
Dec
Posted in All, History of Science, science wars by medicalhistory at 5:49 pm

 

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This is an interview with Harry Collins about the science wars and his book the one culture?: A Conversation About Science

Harry Collins is perhaps the most well-known sociologist of scientific knowledge in the world and is the author of a dozen books, including the famous Golem series, and over one-hundred peer-reviewed articles. The interview and script were prepared and conducted by Jeffrey Tucker and Rochelle Meyers.

Harry Collins

Publications List

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10
Dec

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This is a podcast about Matters of Exchange: Commerce, Medicine, and Science in the Dutch golden Age by Harold J. Cook. Written by Denis Clayson, Emmett Florence, Greg Frangia, jeff Hawkins, Deon Humes and Scott Senior.

Harold J. Cook

Matters of Exchange

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24
Nov
Posted in History of Science, science wars by medicalhistory at 5:34 pm

 

This is an interview with Peter R. Saulson about his role in the "science wars" and his contributions to the one culture? "Peter R. Saulson is a physicist Who has worked on gravitational wave detection since 1981. He is the author of Fundamentals of Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors (1994). On the faculty at Syracuse University since 1991, he spent 2000 helping commission the LIGO interferometer at Livingston, Lousiana."

Peter R. Saulson

 

Fundamentals of Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors

 

Dr. Saulson's publications

 

Syracuse University Gravitational Wave Group

Interview by students of Dr. Michael MacKay

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16
Nov

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This is a podcast and interview of Jay A. Labinger about his book "the one culture?" that claims to have signified the end of the "science wars". He "is a chemist by training and continues to be active in research in catalysis and organometallic chemistry. In the last eight years or so he has also become involved in areas encompassing broader issues of science and has written articles and spoken at meetings on science and literature, sociology of science, and history of science. His current position is administrator of the Beckman Institute at Caltech."

For the one culture? http://www.press.uchicago.edu/presssite/metadata.epl?mode=synopsis&bookkey=3613474

For Labinger: http://directory.caltech.edu/cgi-bin/search.cgi?searchtext=labinger

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11
Sep
Posted in Veterinary History by medicalhistory at 5:07 pm

This podcast reviews A Manufactured Plague: The History of Foot and Mouth Disease in Britain by Dr. Abigail Woods and has a short interview of Dr. Woods.

To Purchase A Manufactured Plague:  http://www.amazon.com/Manufactured-Plague-History-Foot-Mouth/dp/1844070808/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1252702901&sr=8-1

Dr. Abigail Woods at Imperial College:  http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/people/a.woods

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This podcast reviews Erika Dyck's Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD From Clinic to Campus (Johns Hopkins, 2008)

It was written and produced by Chase Weed, Jacob Perazzo, Hayley Mullen and Peter Kern.

For Dr. Dyck's webpage at the University of Alberta: http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/history and classics/ErikaDyck.cfm

For an interview of Dr. Dyck about the book see psychjourney podcast: http://www.mefeedia.com/entry/psychedelic-psychiatry/12892580

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20
Apr
Posted in History of Science by medicalhistory at 12:01 pm

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This is a comical review of Bruno Latour's The Pasteurization of France, by students from Brigham Young University.

http://www.bruno-latour.fr/

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog/LATPAS.html

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1036021

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This podcast places Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer in the boxing ring with Cassandra Pinnick to discuss to The Leviathan and the Air-Pump.

For Steven Shapin see http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~hsdept/bios/shapin.html

For Simon Schaffer see http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/dept/schaffer.html

For Cassandra Pinnick see http://www.wku.edu/~cassandra.pinnick/

For The Leviathon and the Air-Pump see H-Net review http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=3996

and Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leviathan_and_the_Air-Pump

sounds by www.soundjay.com and www.audiosparx.com

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19
Feb
Posted in History of Medicine by medicalhistory at 6:25 pm

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This podcast was written and produced by Jamie Linde, Ben Jones, Heather Dew and Kyle Tatum.

Music by Ambient Teknology www.ateknology.co.uk , through http://magnatune.com

sounds by www.soundjay.com

For relevant web sources see: http://www.bium.univ-paris5.fr/histmed/medica.htm 

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/ 

http://medphoto.wellcome.ac.uk/

http://www.medhist.ac.uk/

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12
Dec

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This podcast was written and produced by Jamie Linde, Neltje Maynez, Melinda Montegue and Taber Wilson

See, Elaine Showalter, The Female Malady

Maganatunes: Almanova, Debut album

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12
Dec
Posted in History of Medicine by medicalhistory at 4:07 pm

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This podcast is written and produced by Travis Austin, Heather Dew, Ben Jones, Jessica Morris and Kyle Tatum

See, David Wooton, Bad Medicine and his website www.badmedicine.co.uk

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This podcast is written and produced by Travis Austin, Melinda Montague, Jessica Morris and Taber Wilson

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2
Jul

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This paper analyzes three different case studies of eighteenth-century farriery. 1. Peter Hay 2. Edward Snape 3. The London Veterinary College Infirmary

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16
Jun
Posted in Veterinary History by medicalhistory at 4:56 pm

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This is an introduction to my PhD dissertation "Eighteenth-century equine medicine: a construction of a specialism"

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27
Oct

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www.badmedicine.co.uk

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26
Sep
Posted in History of Maddness/psychiatry by medicalhistory at 6:02 pm

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Dr. Louise Wannell, PhD York

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19
Sep
Posted in Veterinary History by medicalhistory at 7:19 pm

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Andrew Gardiner BVSc, MSc and PhD candidate, University of Manchester

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19
Sep
Posted in History of Medicine by medicalhistory at 6:59 pm

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Niels Van Manen, BA MA PGCE PhD Candidate, University of York

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31
Aug
Posted in Veterinary History by medicalhistory at 1:37 am

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George Morland, 1793, Manchester City Galleries 'A Farrier's shop painting' 

Michael Hubbard MacKay ASc BAS MA PhD Candidate, University of York

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13
Aug
Posted in Veterinary History by medicalhistory at 10:47 pm

Thomas Willis plate of the brain used by Snape as an equine brain

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