1754-1783: Science, and Medicine
1754-1783: Chapter Eleven: Science, and Medicine
by LEN TRAVERS
TOPICS IN THE NEWS
American Invention 347
David Rittenhouse’s “Orrery” 347
Leeches, Lancets, and Scarificators 349
The Earthquake of 1755: Science v. Religion 349
Franklin’s Lightning Rod 350
A Hospital for the “Distracted” 350
Death from Below: The American Turtle 352
Navigation: The Science of Commerce 352
Not-so-Revolutionary Medicine 353
To “Bite the Bullet” 353
Rebirth of the American Philosophical Society 355
Jeffrieis High-Altitude Experiments 356
A Science of Agriculture 356
Smallpox and Revolution 357
A Difficult Decision 358
The Transit of Venus 360
Transit and Parallax 360
War and the Decline of Science 361
One Doctor’s Army Experience 361
David Bushnell 363
Alexander Garden, 364
John Jeffries 364
John Winthrop 365
Sidebars and tables are listed in italics.
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