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Brock University
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19th-early 20th century history of nutrition science, history of physiology, cultural history of thermodynamics, material culture of diabetes management
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About Me

Associate Professor for the History of Science and Technology, Brock University, Ontario, Canada.

Recent Publications

Setting Nutritional Standards. Theory, Policies, Practices. With David F. Smith and Ulrike Thoms (eds), Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press/Boydell and Brewer 2017.

“Food Fights: Human Experimentation in Nineteenth-Century Nutritional Physiology,” in Erika Dyke and Larry Stewart (eds), The Uses of Humans in Experiments, Leiden and Boston: Brill Rodopi 2016, 170-192.

“Measuring Metabolism”, in Oliver Schlaudt and Lara Huber (eds), Standardization in Measurement. Philosophical and Sociological Issues, London: Pickering and Chatto 2015, 161-172.

“Saving the World in an Age of Entropy. John Tyndall and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.” in Bernard Lightman and Michael Reidy (eds), The Age of Scientific Naturalism. John Tyndall and his Contemporaries, London: Pickering and Chatto 2014. 15-31.

“Strategies of International Community-Building in Early 20th-century Metabolism Research: The Foreign Laboratory Visits of Francis Gano Benedict,” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 43 (2013), 1-40.

“Kapitalistische Kalorien. Energie und Ernährungsökonomien um die Jahrhundert-wende”, in Barbara Gronau (ed.), Szenarien der Energie. Zur Ästhetik und Wissenschaft des Immateriellen, Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag 2012, 87-109.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Germany/Britain/North America
Expertise by Geography
England, Germany, Ireland, United States
Expertise by Chronology
5, 8
Expertise by Topic
Food History, Material Culture, Medicine, Science