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Science History Institute
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history of science, history of medicine, art and science, history of anatomy
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About Me

I am broadly interested in the intersections of science and medicine in the late Enlightenment and early 19th century and in the place of pedagogy in the medical and life sciences.  I have published extensively on politics and pedagogy and on images and objects in 19th-century anatomy.

Recent Publications


Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015).

Coeditor with Bernard Lightman, Science Museums in Transition: Anglo-American Cultures of Display in the Nineteenth Century (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017).

Refereed Journal Articles

Introduction to the Forum, “Beyond Illustrations: Doing Anatomy with Images and Objects,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 89 (Summer 2015): 165–170.

The Illustrious Anatomist: Authorship, Patronage, and Illustrative Style in Anatomy Folios, 1700–1840,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Forum, “Beyond Illustrations: Doing Anatomy with Images and Objects,” 89 (Summer 2015): 171–208.

Charles Bell’s Seeing Hand: Teaching Anatomy to the Senses in Britain, 1750–1840,” History of Science, 52 (December 2014): 377–400.

Defining a Discovery: Priority and Methodological Controversy in Early Nineteenth-Century Anatomy,” Notes and Records of the Royal Society (December 2014).

Systems of Display: The Making of Anatomical Knowledge in Enlightenment Britain,” British Journal for the History of Science 46:3 (September 2013): 359–387.

The Beauty of Anatomy: Visual Displays and Surgical Education in Early Nineteenth-Century London,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 85:2 (Summer 2011): 248–271.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
England, United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Material Culture, Medicine, Science