Irritating Experiments: Haller's Concept and the European Controversy on Irritability and Sensibility, 1750-90

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IRRITATING EXPERIMENTS
HALLER'S CONCEPT
AND THE EUROPEAN CONTROVERSY ON
IRRITABILITY AND SENSIBILITY,
1750–90

Hubert Steinke

Amsterdam – New York, NY 2005

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • The Wellcome Series in the History of Medicine ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Figures 1
  • Abbreviations 3
  • Acknowledgements 5
  • Introduction 7
  • Part I - The Evolution of a New Concept 17
  • 1: Theories of Animal Motion Before 1750 19
  • 2: Experimentation in the Göttingen Laboratory 49
  • 3: Haller's Changing Views on Irritability and Sensibility 93
  • Part II - The European Controversy 125
  • 4: The Uses of Experiment 127
  • 5: Irritability, Sensibility, and Medical Philosophy 175
  • 6: The Debate and the Medical and Public Sphere 231
  • Conclusion 279
  • Bibliography 283
  • Appendix - The Spread of Experiment 339
  • Index 345
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