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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.
Studies in History of Biology.. Ann Intern Med. ;96:263. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-2-263_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(2):263.
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