Professor Emeritus

303 Claudia Cohen Hall
By appt.



Curriculum Vitæ


Ph.D., Harvard University (chemistry), 1965
B.A., Yale University, summa cum laude (chemistry), 1959

Research Interests

History of field sciences; scientific practices in lab and field

Current Project: Book manuscript, "Inside Stories: Resident Observing in the Human and Life Sciences"

Selected Work

All Creatures: Naturalists, Collectors, and Biodiversity, 1850–1950. Princeton University Press, 2006.

Landcapes and Labscapes: Exploring the Lab–Field Border in Biology. University of Chicago Press, 2002.

Lords of the Fly: Drosophila Genetics and the Experimental Life. University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Partners in Science: Foundations and Natural Scientists, 1900–1945. University of Chicago Press, 1991.

From Medical Chemistry to Biochemistry: The Making of a Biomedical Discipline. Cambridge University Press, 1982.

"Reflections on the history of systematics," in Patterns in Nature, ed. Andrew Hamilton (Universisty of California Press, 2013).

Teaching Fields

History of American Science (1973–93, 2003–2005)
Science since World War I (1973–81)
Science, Technology and War (1982–88)
Science Studies (1988–2001)
Environmental History (1994–2005)
Social History for Historians of Science (2002)
Science as Social Practice (2003–2005)

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