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1754-1783: Science, and Medicine

1754-1783: Chapter Eleven: Science, and Medicine

by LEN TRAVERS

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 340

OVERVIEW 344

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

American Invention 347

David Rittenhouses Orrery 347

Bleeding 348

Leeches, Lancets, and Scarificators 349

The Earthquake of 1755: Science v. Religion 349

Franklins Lightning Rod 350

A Hospital for the Distracted 350

Ironmaking 351

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 Doctors Army Experience 361

HEADLINE MAKERS

David Bushnell 363

Alexander Garden, 364

John Jeffries 364

John Winthrop 365

PUBLICATIONS 367

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