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Debus, Allen G.

Overview
Works: 94 works in 468 publications in 8 languages and 9,214 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Discographies  Sources  Biography‡vDictionaries  Directories  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: Q141, 509.22
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Most widely held works about Allen G Debus
 
Most widely held works by Allen G Debus
World who's who in science: a biographical dictionary of notable scientists from antiquity to the present by Allen G Debus( Book )

35 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical dictionary of notable scientists from antiquity to the present
Man and nature in the Renaissance by Allen G Debus( Book )

54 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and Nature in the Renaissance offers an introduction to science and medicine during the earlier phases of the scientific revolution, from the mid-fifteenth century to the mid-seventeenth century. Renaissance science has frequently been approached in terms of the progress of the exact sciences of mathematics and astronomy, to the neglect of the broader intellectual context of the period. Conversely, those authors who have emphasized the latter frequently play down the importance of the technical scientific developments. In this book, Professor Debus amalgamates these approaches: The exact sciences of the period are discussed in detail, but reference is constantly made to religious and philosophical concepts that play little part in the science of our own time. Thus, the renewed interest in mystical texts and the subsequent impact of alchemy, astrology, and natural magic on the development of modern science and medicine are central to the account. Major themes that are followed throughout the book include the effects of humanism, the search for a new method of science, and the dialogue between proponents of the mystical-occult world view and the mathematical-observational approach to nature
The English Paracelsians by Allen G Debus( Book )

29 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemical philosophy : Paracelsian science and medicine in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Allen G Debus( Book )

45 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>Illustrated record of major interests of Paracelsus and other 16th-century chemical philosophers covers chemistry and nature in the Renaissance, Paracelsian debates, theories of Fludd, and other fascinating aspects of the era. </DIV>
Medicine in seventeenth century England; a symposium held at UCLA in honor of C.D. O'Malley by Charles Donald O'Malley( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, medicine, and society in the Renaissance; essays to honor Walter Pagel by Allen G Debus( Book )

34 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and education in the seventeenth century: the Webster-Ward debate by Allen G Debus( Book )

18 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete entertainment discography, from the mid-1890s to 1942 by Brian Rust( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and German and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first book to trace the recording careers of the great entertainers: singers, comics, actors and actresses, vocal groups, show-business personalities."--Jacket
The French Paracelsians : the chemical challenge to medical and scientific tradition in early modern France by Allen G Debus( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paracelsus, A Swiss-German scientist, proposed a new approach to natural philosophy and medicine--through chemistry. In France the Medical Faculty in Paris determined to block the introduction of chemistry to medicine in any field. The persistent influence of medical chemistry was significant both for the chemical revolution and as one of the driving forces behind the scientific revolution
Hermeticism and the Renaissance : intellectual history and the occult in early modern Europe by Allen G Debus( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alchemy and chemistry in the seventeenth century. Papers read by Allen G. Debus and Robert P. Multhauf at a Clark Library seminar, March 12, 1966 by Allen G Debus( Book )

13 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the book of nature : the other side of the Scientific Revolution by Allen G Debus( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume is composed of papers read at a series of sessions centered on the history of Renaissance and early modern science and medicine held in Saint Louis at the Sexteenth Century Studeies Conference, October 24-27, 1996
Chemistry, alchemy, and the new philosophy, 1550-1700 : studies in the history of science and medicine by Allen G Debus( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Fludd and his Philosophicall key : being a transcription of the manuscript at Trinity College, Cambridge by Robert Fludd( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete entertainment discography, from 1897 to 1942 by Brian Rust( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemical dream of the Renaissance by Allen G Debus( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiencing nature : proceedings of a conference in honor of Allen G. Debus by Paul Harold Theerman( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays represent case studies in a broad range of scientific settings - from sixteenth-century astronomy and medicine, through nineteenth-century biology and mathematics, to the social sciences in the twentieth-century - that show the impact of both social settings and the cross-fertilization of ideas on the formation of science. Aimed at a general audience interested in the history of science, this book closes with Debus's personal perspective on the development of the field. Audience: This book will appeal especially to historians of science, of chemistry, and of medicine
Chemistry and medical debate : van Helmont to Boerhaave by Allen G Debus( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemical promise : experiment and mysticism in the chemical philosophy, 1550-1800 : selected essays of Allen G. Debus by Allen G Debus( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are some who would question the need to republish papers that have already appeared elsewhere. Walter Pauel once said that scholars should think in terms of books rather than research papers since the latter become lost in the literature. When he told me this year ago I was not entirely convinced. Surely the young scholar must publish papers to secure his academic position. In addition, throughout his career he attends conferences many of which will require the publication of his papers in the resultant conference volumes. By their very nature such papers often discuss topics in greater detail than that scholar's subsequent books. In this case also the papers tend to become "lost" even when there exit extensive guides to the literature such as the Critical Bibliography published annually in Isis for historians of science. Many of my own papers over the past forty-five years have indeed appeared in such conference volumes as in journals
 
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Man and nature in the Renaissance
Alternative Names
Allen G. Debus American historian of science

Allen G. Debus Amerikaans wetenschapsgeschiedkundige (1926-2009)

Allen G. Debus historiador de la ciencia

Allen G. Debus storico delle scienze statunitense

Allen G. Debus Wissenschaftshistoriker

Debus, Allen

Debus, Allen G.

Debus, Allen George.

Debus, Allen George 1926-

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The chemical philosophy : Paracelsian science and medicine in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuriesThe French Paracelsians : the chemical challenge to medical and scientific tradition in early modern FranceReading the book of nature : the other side of the Scientific RevolutionExperiencing nature : proceedings of a conference in honor of Allen G. DebusChemistry and medical debate : van Helmont to Boerhaave