Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press; y First printing edition (January 1, 1991)
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during this quantity, seven historians of technology research the old production and that means of more than a few medical textual varieties from the 17th to the overdue 19th centuries. they think about examples from the fields of chemistry, medication, physics, zoology, body structure, and arithmetic, exposing the wealthy probabilities for a brand new, traditionally rooted method of our clinical cultural heritage.Peter expensive provides the case for "taking texts seriously"—asking historians of technological know-how to confront concerns and methods relocating to the leading edge in a couple of disciplines, and asking literary students and literary-minded highbrow historians to not "put technological know-how quietly to at least one side," or deal with it as an insignificant resource of cultural metaphors, yet to appreciate it when it comes to traditionally particular textual construction.The Literary constitution of clinical Argument will curiosity historians, philosophers, and sociologists, in addition to literary students concerned about technological know-how.