© Mètode The large laboratory of the Royal Court of Berlin. From Johannes Hörmann, 1898. Die königliche Hofapotheke in Berlin (1598-1898), Hohenzollern Jahrbuch 1898. Historians of chemistry have dealt with this science vis à vis physics, taking it as a model for all sciences. In this
This article addresses the advent of the theory and treatment of chronic pain from the second half of the nineteenth century until the mid-twentieth century. It would appear that pain medication emerged from the confluence of practices related to treating patients with terminal diseases and those suffering from incurable pain.
Techno-science currently comprises a complex system of knowledge production and transfer, of artefacts that constantly reshape social practices, with repercussions on people’s daily lives. The chemist, doctor, engineer, economist, or even the artist, are just another component of a complex network where social dynamics, knowledge,
Marie Curie was the first woman who ever taught in the classrooms of the Sorbonne University in Paris and the first woman to obtain the Nobel Prize.
An interview with the science historian and Charles Darwin biographer
Galileo and the Telescope. Knowing and Seeing.The astronomical discoveries made by Galileo using the telescope transformed astronomy. Galileo presented them as clear evidence of the Copernican theory. However, proponents of traditional Christianised cosmology attacked him
Charles Darwin has been, without doubt, one of the most transcendental scientists of all times. Nevertheless, some researchers have objected that his work is based more on the collection of data taken from other sources than fruit of his own research.
The fact that I spent most of my teenage years surrounded by books —my father owned a bookshop— made it possible for me to access some books that were normally out of reach for people my age. Among so many books, some of them had