My biography of Emil du Bois-Reymond, the most important forgotten intellectual of the nineteenth century, received an Honorable Mention for History of Science, Medicine, and Technology at the 2013 PROSE Awards, was shortlisted for the 2014 John Pickstone Prize (Britain's most prestigious award for the best scholarly book in the history of science), and was named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science as one of the Best Books of 2014.
Currently I am working on a study of the challenges that “scientific historians” presented to discipline of history during the 1860s and 1870s.
Primary Affiliation: University of Colorado Denver - Denver, Colorado , United States
PubMed Central Citations
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Front Syst Neurosci 2015 30;9:133. Epub 2015 Sep 30.
Department of History, University of Colorado Denver Denver, CO, USA.
J Hist Neurosci 2014 16;23(1):45-55. Epub 2014 Jan 16.
a Department of History , University of Colorado Denver , Denver , CO.
Archives Italiennes de Biologie
Br J Hist Sci 2003 Sep;36(130 Pt 3):261-300
department of history, University of Colorado, Denver, USA.
History of Science 2000 Jun 38 (2; 120): 179-218.
History of Science
In 1854 the British East India Company, acting in co-operation with the Prussian Crown, commissioned Hermann, Adolph and Robert Schlagintweit to undertake an expedition to India and High Asia. Despite the mission’s outstanding achievements, all the brothers ended forgotten and miserable. This essay discusses how three sons of a Munich eye surgeon attracted and lost so much attention and what their successes and failures tell us about scientific exploration in the nineteenth century.