Josep Lluís Barona

Full Professor of History of Science at the University of Valencia.

Rita Levi-Montalcini’s life can be summarised in a single sentence: more than one century of struggle. Levi-Montalcini lived a hundred-year life during which she

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Women have been traditionally excluded from the public sphere – education, politics, art and culture – and confined to the domestic sphere. This situation has experimented a slow steady change in different areas since the late modern period. A more liberal society has allowed the progressive incorporation of women to public life.
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We live in a rapidly transforming world. Social reality moves, nature moves, the cosmos moves and human beings move as well, but we do

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Venereal diseases were a heavy burden in the early twentieth century. Syphilis was the paradigm of physical and psychological degeneration, the destroyer of family and

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The human body is a cultural construct, the convergence point of all kinds of cultural elements: scientific, artistic, and religious. If classical natural philosophies

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Rivalry and the exceptional nature of war lay the ground for a boost in techno-science as an instrument to overpower the adversary.
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Impulsor del Servei d'Epidemiologia Internacional, el Centre Mundial de Documentació en Salut Pública i d'UNICEF, Rajchman mereix un reconeixement que mai ha rebut.
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The generation of scientists and physicians who lived during the interwar years (1914-1945) were specially involved in the military and political events that shaped

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In 1949, the Scottish scientist John Boyd Orr was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace for his efforts to fight world hunger.
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If we turn our gaze on the past of medicine we will immediately see how medical diagnoses –the terms identifying illnesses– are arbitrary and

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