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Studies in History of Biology.

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Edited by Coleman William, Limoges Camille. . Papers by Stephen J. Cross and Timothy Lenoir. 205 pages. The Johns Hopkins University Press; , Baltimore and London: , 1981.. $18.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(2):263. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-96-2-263_5
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Two papers dealing with influential schools of thought in the eighteenth century study of biology. The first examines the theory of animal oeconomy of English anatomist John Hunter (1728-1773) which can be viewed, in the domain of life science, as a general discourse including an eighteenth-century "political oeconomy." The second paper explores the origins and development of the Gottingen school of biology, and the impact of the concept of transcendental Naturphilosophie on the Gottingen school.


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