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Singer, Charles 1876-1960

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Works: 449 works in 1,997 publications in 7 languages and 21,853 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Recipient, Correspondent
Classifications: Q125, 509
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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 1,771 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 technology by Charles Singer( Book )

32 editions published between 1954 and 1978 in English and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of biology to about the year 1900 : a general introduction to the study of living things by Charles Singer( Book )

60 editions published between 1931 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,558 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 )

50 editions published between 1928 and 1962 in English and held by 1,481 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
The legacy of Israel by Edwyn Robert Bevan( Book )

68 editions published between 1927 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Legacy of Israel deals with the contribution that has come to the sum of human thought from Judaism and from the Jewish view of the world. It is not in any sense either a history of the Jewish people or an exposition of Judaism, and it is concerned with these topics only in so far as discussion of them may be necessary for the clear setting forth of the proper theme of the volume. It is a companion to the Legacy of Greece and The Legacy of Rome."--Excerpted from Preface, page [v], by E.R.B.; C.S
A short history of anatomy from the Greeks to Harvey by Charles Singer( Book )

33 editions published between 1900 and 1957 in English and German and held by 992 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]
From magic to science : Essays on the scientific twilight / Charles Singer by Charles Singer( Book )

4 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 797 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 science to the nineteenth century by Charles Singer( Book )

51 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and held by 652 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
Isaac Newton, 1642-1727 by J. W. N Sullivan( Book )

13 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 496 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
From magic to science; essays on the scientific twilight by Charles Singer( Book )

29 editions published between 1928 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of technology by Charles Singer( Book )

10 editions published between 1954 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek biology & Greek medicine by Charles Singer( Book )

22 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

53 editions published between 1917 and 2016 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1922 and 1956 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1932 and 1978 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On anatomical procedures. De anatomicis administrationibus. Translation of the surviving books by Galen( Book )

45 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Galen was probably the greatest medical writer of antiquity and certainly the most prolific. His Anatomical Procedures (c. 200 CE) emobides the results of a lifetime of practical research; it is largely based on verbatim notes of lectures delivered during actual demonstrations of dissection. The work comprises fifteen books, of which only the first eight-and-a-halft have survived in the original Greek. An Arabic translation of the complete work has survived, however, and this has made possible the translation of the final six-and-a-half books (parts of book 9 and books 10-15). Duckworth's translation was originall made from a German translation of 1906, but for this 1962 edition it was revised by Lyons, working directly from the Arabic text, with the co-operation of Towers. Modern names for the parts of the body are inserted in brackets, and an anatomical index is supplied."--Back cover
Essays on the history of medicine presented to Karl Sudhoff on the occasion of his seventieth birthday, November 26th, 1923 by Karl Sudhoff( Book )

28 editions published between 1924 and 1968 in English and German and held by 347 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 )

26 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anatomie / Geschichte / Renaissance
Studies in the history and method of science( Book )

in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of essays by several authorities
 
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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 سینقر

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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From magic to science; essays on the scientific twilightGreek biology & Greek medicineStudies in the history and method of science