About this series
This series analyzes science, technology and medicine as part of the wide culture of industrial society. The books investigate the uses and consequences of technical knowledge and how it was shaped within particular economic, social and political structures. The series is intended to supply analysis and stimulate debate. Opinions will vary between authors; the only claim is that the books are based on searching historical study of topics which are important. They will appeal not just to historians, nor just to scientists, engineers and doctors, but to all who share the view that the divisions between science and the humanities have been drawn too deep and that science, technology and medicine are far too important to be left out of history.