The Strange Case of the Spotted Mice and Other Classic Essays on Science

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Index
Adamson, Robert28
Adler, Saul55, 56, 57
Alloway, Lionel95
Alvarez, Walter Clement53
'applied' science 65-70
Aristotle 60, 196-7
Arrowsmith, Martin143
art 68
aseptic surgery 191, 192
Astbury, W. T.96, 97
astronomy 109, 182-3
atheromatosis 168
Auden, G. A.172
Auden, W. H.102
Austen, Jane146, 215-16
Avery, Osawld95, 97
Bacon, Francis, Baron71, 85
on the aim of science 106, 116, 117, 216
belief in God 207
on deduction 34
on experimentation 15, 23, 64, 65-6, 67, 114-15
on hypotheses 20, 27-8
on induction 17-18
New Atlantis104, 105, 116, 117
Novum Organum112
behaviourism 44, 48, 51
belief, religious 207-11
Beria, L. P.92
Bernard, Claude30-1
Billingham, Rupert134
Binet, Alfred153
Blackett, Patrick162
Blake, William109
Block, Ned159-60
Bodin, Jean111
Bodmer, Walter160
Bonaparte, Napoleon199
Boscovich, Roger Joseph22, 23
Boswell, James109
Brent, Leslie134-5
Brigham, C. C.154
Broad, W.200, 201
Browne, Thomas84, 111
Burghes, Charlotte91
Burnet, Sir Macfarlane180-1
Burnet, Thomas19, 24, 84, 85
Burt, Sir Cyril44, 145, 156-9, 200
Butler, Samuel198-9
Campanella, Tommaso112
Campbell, George17
cancer 170-1, 173
Chagas, Carlos, Sr55
Chain, Sir Ernest163-4, 167
Charles, Enid189
Clark, Sir Kenneth201
Clark, Ronald87, 90, 91, 92
Clarke, Professor and Mrs A. D. B.157
Cohen, John157
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor18, 22-3, 61-2, 68
Comfort, Alex213
Condorcet, M. J. A. N. de C., Marquis de 107, 147, 199
Conrad, Joseph86-7
consciousness, Teilhard on 3-6, 7, 8
contraception 178-9
Conway, Miss 157
creativity:

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The Strange Case of the Spotted Mice and Other Classic Essays on Science
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword - The Phenomenon of Medawar v
  • Contents xiii
  • Introduction xiv
  • 1 - The Phenomenon of man 1
  • 2 - Hypothesis and imagination 12
  • 3 - Is the scientific paper a fraud? 33
  • 4 - The Act of Creation 40
  • 5 - Darwin's illness 52
  • 6 - Two conceptions of science 59
  • 7 - Science and the sanctity of life 72
  • 8 - J.B.S. 86
  • 9 - Lucky Jim 94
  • 10 - On 'the effecting of all things possible' 104
  • 11 - Further comments on psychoanalysis 120
  • 12 - The strange case of the spotted mice 132
  • 13 - Unnatural science 144
  • 14 - Florey story 162
  • 15 - In defence of doctors 170
  • 16 - Expectation and prediction 182
  • 17 - Scientific fraud 196
  • 18 - Son of stroke*** 203
  • 19 - The question of the existence of God 207
  • 20 - On living a bit longer 212
  • Notes 218
  • Sources 228
  • Index 231
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