HOLMES, Frederick Lawrence
Dictionary of scientific biography. Vols. 1-16 (1-15, Supplement 1) edited by Charles Coulston Gillespie. Vols. 17-18 (Supplement 2) edited by Frederick L. Holmes.New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1970 – 1990.
Over 5,000 biographies, each with detailed bibliographies of primary and secondary sources. Medical biographies tend to be of physiologists and other researchers rather than clinicians. Includes an exhaustive index and some topical essays. The Concise dictionary of scientific biography (New York, Scribner’s, ) contains in 1 vol. very useful abridged versions of all biographies found in the 16 vol. work without the bibliographies.
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
Reworking the bench: Research notebooks in the history of science. Edited by Frederic L. Holmes, Jürgen Renn and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger.Dordrecht & Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.
Besides the historographical consideration of the value of laboratory notebooks for studying the history of experimentation and discovery, this volume includes studies of notebooks by Galvani, Schwann, Pavlov, Carl Correns, and Hans Krebs and Kurt Henseleit, as well as notebooks of scientists who worked in the physical sciences, etc.
Subjects: BIOLOGY › History of Biology, Historiography of Medicine & the Life Sciences