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Author Waller, John, 1972-

Title Leaps in the dark / John Waller.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 292 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-281) and index.
Contents Falling from grace. Joseph Glanvill: scientific witch-finder: Joseph Lannvill (1636-1680) ; The man who made underpants for frogs: Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729-1799) ; Pettenkofer's poisoned chalice (Max von Pettenkofer (1818-1901) and Robert Koch (1843-1910) -- Eureka! revisited. Sir Isaac Newton and the meaning of light: Isaac Newton (1642-1727) ; Dr James Lind and the Navy's scourge (James Lind (1716-1794) ; The destruction of Ignaz Semmelweis: Ignaz Semmelweis (1818-1865) -- Heroes made to measure. Will the real Johann Weyer please stand up?: Johann Weyer (1515-1588) ; Philippe Pinel: the reforging of a chain-breaker: Philippe Pinel (1745-1826) -- Do-it-yourself heros. The first casualty of war: Sir Robert Watson-Watt (1892-1973) ; Rank hath its privileges: Selman A. Waksman (1888-1973).
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Subject Discoveries in science.
Scientists -- Biography.
Science -- history.
Genre/Form Biography.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Waller, John, 1972- Leaps in the dark. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004 0192804847 9780192804846 (DLC) 2005273798 (OCoLC)56652357
ISBN 9781429459723 (electronic bk.)
1429459727 (electronic bk.)
0192804847 (Cloth)