I’m a historian of science. This category is for posts covering material in this subject area.

Darwin in London

During research concerning Charles Darwin and Emma Darwin’s life at number 12 Upper Gower Street, London, I identified several errors and vagaries in biographical material found in standard reference works. This note communicates corrections and More…

Corruption Exposed in Body-Snatching Business, 1825

In Britain, body-snatching was a cloak-and-dagger business. It also was corrupt. When her husband was arrested, tried, and executed for crimes associated with body-snatching, Ann Millard sought revenge. To her mind, local officials were complicit More…

No Ordinary Space: UCL Grant Museum

UCL’s Grant Museum of Zoology moved to the Thomas Lewis Room in UCL’s Rockefeller Building in 2011. No Ordinary Space is a book designed to answer popular historical questions about the room, the building, and More…

Interview with Robert E. Sloan

A series of oral history interviews in 1996 with Professor Robert E. Sloan (Bob) regarding his career, the recent history of paleontology, and the life of an American scientist in the second half of the twentieth century. More…

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