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Singer, Charles 1876-1960

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Works: 443 works in 2,045 publications in 7 languages and 21,838 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Legislative hearings  Records and correspondence  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Correspondent, Recipient
Classifications: Q125, 509
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A history of technology by Charles Singer( Book )

62 editions published between 1954 and 1984 in English and held by 2,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

99 editions published between 1959 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 1,766 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 )

64 editions published between 1931 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,542 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 )

51 editions published between 1928 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My intention was to preserve the original form of the book as far as possible, and for the period up to about the eighteenth century this has I hope been done. In this period various alterations and additions have been made, including a section on medicine before the Age of the Greeks. After the close of the eighteenth century my aim could no longer be achieved if even scant justice was to be done to the greatly increased output of important scientific researches in various countries during the modern period, and to the historical studies published during the last three decades. That part of the text dealing with the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is therefore entirely rewritten and greatly expanded, and at least the last two-thirds of the present book is completely new
From magic to science : Essays on the scientific twilight by Charles Singer( Book )

30 editions published between 1928 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,222 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
The legacy of Israel by Edwyn Robert Bevan( Book )

17 editions published between 1927 and 1986 in English and held by 1,000 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 )

35 editions published between 1900 and 1957 in English and German and held by 995 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]
On anatomical procedures. De anatomicis administrationibus. Translation of the surviving books by Galen( )

42 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 682 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 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 )

18 editions published between 1954 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Israel : essays by Edwyn Robert Bevan( Book )

53 editions published between 1927 and 1969 in English and held by 430 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 417 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 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1932 and 1978 in English and held by 390 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 )

28 editions published between 1924 and 1968 in English and German and held by 343 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 )

23 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 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 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1917 and 1975 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of essays by several authorities
Studies in the history and method of science by Charles Singer( Book )

30 editions published between 1921 and 2010 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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