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Singer, Charles 1876-1960

Overview
Works: 406 works in 1,937 publications in 7 languages and 21,831 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Recipient, Creator, Correspondent
Classifications: Q125, 509
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A history of technology by Charles Singer( Book )

336 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of scientific ideas to 1900 by Charles Singer( Book )

97 editions published between 1959 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revision and expansion of his earlier book, "A short history of science", published in 1941. Many illustrations
A history of biology to about the year 1900 : a general introduction to the study of living things by Charles Singer( Book )

69 editions published between 1931 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The text of this edition has been revised throughout and many changes introduced. I have, however, avoided any attempt to present the views of the active generation of biologists. It thus remains a history but ends with the nineteenth century, though there are a few incursions into the twentieth where sense seems to demand it." -- Charles Singer, 'Kilmarth,' Par, Cornwall, England, 1st January 1959; Preface to the Third Edition, page [x]
A short history of medicine by Charles Singer( Book )

47 editions published between 1928 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The great progress made in medicine and the medical sciences during the earlier part of the twentieth century is treated in some detail because I feel that for the student of medicine and the medical sciences these researches form a bridge between his current studies and advances made in the more distant past. Thirty years ago these researches were discussed in the larger textbooks of medicine and the medical sciences, but in the current textbooks they have had to make room for more recent work. It seems desirable that the student of medicine should appreciate the continuous evolution of the subjects which he is compelled to study
From magic to science : Essays on the scientific twilight / Charles Singer by Charles Singer( Book )

31 editions published between 1928 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Singer (generally considered the greatest medical historian of the [twentieth] century) in seven scholarly papers presents a diverse yet unified picture of science under the Roman Empire, the decline of science during the Middle Ages, and the gradual rebirth of scientific thought toward the end of the twelfth century. Authoritative without being pedantic, the author describes and analyzes such important documents as the Lorica of Gildas the Briton, the Visions of Hildegard of Bingen, the Juliana Anicia Codex, and other herbals, medico-religious tracts, and documents from the borderline between science and magic. The Roman innovation of the hospital system, the enormous Roman advances in sanitation, the remarkably scientific mind of Julius Caesar and the completely credulous mind of Pliny, Arabian influence on the medieval world, astrology as a science and a religion, scholasticism and science, incantations, rituals, laying on of hands, anatomical diagrams, diagnosis and treatment of disease, Galenic influences, the Sphere of Pythagoras, doctrine of the elf-shot, religious visions and migraine, early herbals and the influence of classical art, philosophies of birth and death and the nature of the soul, falsifications of Constantine the African, legends of the school of Salerno, the reawakening of science under Leonardo da Vinci, Vesalius, Paracelsus and others are covered in lucid and detailed chapters. Frequent quotations with translations give some of the feeling of this distant world which otherwise would remain an abstraction. 158 photographs and figures illustrate many Roman and Medieval manuscripts, maps, surgical instruments, etc. New introduction by the author for this unabridged and corrected edition." --Back cover
A short history of anatomy from the Greeks to Harvey by Charles Singer( Book )

32 editions published between 1900 and 1957 in English and German and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work has been out of print for many years. I long hoped that someone more competent than I would cover the ground more completely. This has not happened and, since the demand for the book has continued, it is here revised with a number of minor adjustments. I would express the hope that this new edition may rouse sufficient practical interest in the subject to induce someone to undertake a more comprehensive work. The literature in English is now more copious than it was when the first edition was published over thirty years ago. Works by some of the leading figures in the history of anatomy -- Vesalius, Galen, Coiter, Mondino, Leonardo -- are now available in English translation, and I am in hope that this new edition may turn my readers' attention at least to these." --Charles Singer, "Kilmarth"; Par, Cornwall; 26th May 1956; Preface to Second Edition, page [iii]
A short history of science to the nineteenth century by Charles Singer( Book )

51 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This early work on scientific history is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains details of the developments and pivotal moments in science from the ancient Greeks to the nineteenth century. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone with an interest in the history of science. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork
Newton by Peter Ackroyd( Book )

13 editions published in 1938 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I have long been impressed by the fact that Isaac Newton, besides being the greatest of scientific geniuses, was also one of the most singular and fascinating characters of which we have any record. This Life of Isaac Newton is an attempt to exemplify this point of view. The conception of Newton here worked out was first published by me in the Isaac Newton bi-centenary article which appeared in the Times Literary Supplement in 1927"--Prefatory note
A History of technology by Charles Singer( Book )

9 editions published between 1954 and 1984 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek biology & Greek medicine by Charles Singer( Book )

21 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the history and method of science by Charles Singer( Book )

51 editions published between 1917 and 2016 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of the circulation of the blood by Charles Singer( Book )

30 editions published between 1922 and 1956 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglo-Saxon magic and medicine; illustrated specially from the semi-pagan text Lacnunga by J. H. G Grattan( Book )

36 editions published between 1932 and 1978 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the history of medicine presented to Karl Sudhoff on the occasion of his seventieth birthday, November 26th, 1923 by Charles Singer( Book )

27 editions published between 1924 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of anatomy; a short history of anatomical and physiological discovery to Harvey; being the substance of the Fitzpatrick lectures delivered at the Royal college of physicians of London in the years 1923 and 1924 by Charles Singer( Book )

30 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prelude to modern science : being a discussion of the history, sources and circumstances of the 'Tabulae anatomicae sex' of Vesalius by Charles Singer( Book )

24 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andreas Vesal / Anatomie / Abbildung
Studies in the history and method of science( Book )

in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, medicine and history; essays on the evolution of scientific thought and medical practice written in honour of Charles Singer by E. Ashworth Underwood( Book )

24 editions published between 1953 and 1975 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence, Henry E. Sigerist-Charles Singer : 1920-1956 by Henry E Sigerist( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to Dr. Charles Joseph Singer (1876-1960) being 687 books from his library by Dawsons of Pall Mall( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A short history of science to the nineteenth century
Alternative Names
Charles Singer britischer Wissenschafts- und Medizinhistoriker

Charles Singer Brits militair arts (1876-1960)

Charles Singer historiador britànic

Charles Singer historiador británico

Charles Singer historien britannique

Singer, C.

Singer, C. 1876-1960

Singer, C. (Charles)

Singer, C. (Charles), 1876-1960

Singer, Charles

Singer, Charles 1876-1960

Singer, Charles J.

Singer, Charles J. 1876-1960

Singer, Charles Joseph

Singer, Charles Joseph 1876-1960

סינגר, צ'רלס 1876-1960

چارلز سینگر

シンガー, C

シンガー, Ch

シンガー, チャールズ

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A short history of science to the nineteenth centuryGreek biology & Greek medicineStudies in the history and method of science