Ruth Schwartz Cowan

Professor Emerita
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University
M.A., University of California at Berkeley
B.A., Barnard College
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History of technology, history of genetics, genetics and social policy, history of reproduction, history of medical technology, gender and science, medicine, technology


Current projects: With Daniel J Kevles and Peter Westwick she has recently begun a sesquicentennial history of the National Academy of Sciences. With Matthew Hersch, she is also working on a revision (for 2016) of her textbook, A Social History of American Technology.

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Curriculum Vitæ: 
Industrial Revolution in the Home.pdf1.03 MB
MovingUptheSlipperySlope.pdf102.56 KB