Science and Medicine in the Scottish Enlightenment

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STEPHEN BROWN is a member of the English Department at Trent University where he is also Master of Champlain College. He has published over twenty papers on William Smellie, science and publishing in Enlightenment Edinburgh, and has just completed a biography of Smellie. He has also indexed Smellie’s archives for the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and is a member of the History of the Book in Scotland project.

ROGER L. EMERSON retired as a Professor of History at the University of Western Ontario in 1999. He is the author of many essays on eighteenthcentury Scotland, including a number on the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh, on Scottish universities and on Scottish patrons. He is currently working on a biography of the 3rd Duke of Argyll.

JUDITH v. GRABINER is the Flora Sanborn Pitzer Professor of Mathematics at Pitzer College, one of the Claremont Colleges in California. She is the author of two books, The Origins of Cauchy’s Rigorous Calculus (1981) and The Calculus as Algebra: J.-L. Lagrange, 1736–1813 (1990), as well as many articles in the history of mathematics. Her current research interest is Colin Maclaurin and his relationship to the Newtonian tradition and to Scottish culture.

ANITA GUERRINI is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of Obesity and Depression in the Enlightenment: The Life and Times of George Cheyne (2000). Her current research interests centre on public anatomy in the eighteenth century.

STUART HARTLEY recently completed his PhD at the Science Studies Unit, University of Edinburgh, on the history of the earth sciences. His thesis is entitled ‘Robert Jameson, Geology and Polite Culture, 1796–1826: Natural Knowledge Enquiry and Civic Sensibility in Late Enlightenment Scotland’.

FIONA MACDONALD is a Research Fellow at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London. She is currently working on a history of Scottish medical journals in the period 1733 to 1832. Her publications include (with Johanna Geyer-Kordesch) Physicians and Surgeons

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