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 had to overcome, one by one,

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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 so not only across our biography

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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 society, and the syphilitic individual was

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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 identified the body with the cosmos

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Mètode The professional rise of surgery in the eighteenth century may not be understood without the Napoleonic wars, nor the growth of atomic

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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 the history

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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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Lucía Sapiña If we turn our gaze on the past of medicine we will immediately see how medical diagnoses –the terms identifying illnesses– are

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Philip II of Spain was instructed in humanism, was an Erasmus reader and a loved magic and occultism books. He had a soft spot for architecture and geometry, he knew

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Throughout the seventeenth century, public exhibitions of natural phenomena caused or discovered by scientists began to have a major social impact. Prints and paintings of that period show the public

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Mètode Leonardo Torres Quevedo designed Ulia’s cableway in San Sebastián, which began working in 1907. Later, in 1916, the cable car of the Niagara Falls (Canada)

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«The Nansen expedition claimed the most northern position man was ever known to have reached and made outstanding scientific contributions on oceanography, climate, hydrography, ice formation and the study of

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Lately, I met David Livingstone, Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen’s University Belfast, during a symposium held at the University of Bergen where he discussed, among other things,

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Marie Sklodowska (1887-1934), més coneguda pel cognom del seu marit, Curie, va ser la primera dona a ensenyar a les aules de la prestigiosa universitat parisenca de la Sorbona i la primera dona que va obtenir el premi Nobel.
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