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By Elizabeth H. Oakes

As the box of technology, expertise & Society (STS) is inter-disciplinary, this A-to-Z assortment provides scientists from backgrounds as various as early aviation know-how and smooth desktop technology. There are compelling biographies of biophysicists, chemists, physicians, electric engineers, psychologists, pathologists, mathematicians, and extra. the typical point shared by way of those famous members is the best way their social atmosphere formed and contributed to their clinical paintings.

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He was instrumental in the founding of many other organizations, among them the Royal Astronomical Society in 1820 and the Statistical Society of London in 1834, a testament to his wide-ranging interests. His theory of “operational research” helped with the establishment of the British postal system in 1840. His diverse scientific interests included cryptanalysis, probability, geophysics, astronomy, altimetry, ophthalmoscopy, statistical linguistics, meteorology, actuarial science, and lighthouse technology.

R. Macleod, an expert in carbohydrate metabolism. At their early-November meeting, Macleod reacted skeptically at first, assuming that Banting would follow in the footsteps of numerous other scientists who had researched the role of the pancreas in diabetes fruitlessly, until Banting revealed his intention of preparing a pancreatic extract, an approach Macleod met with enthusiasm. Macleod promised Banting 10 dogs, an assistant versed in blood and urine analysis techniques, and eight weeks in his laboratory, starting in mid-May 1921.

The house he lived in his retirement was bought first by the town of Ladenburg and later by the Daimler-Benz foundation, a nonprofit philanthropic organization, as its headquarters. ᨳ Berliner, Emile (1851–1929) German/American Inventor, Communications Industry Emile Berliner made two of the most important inventions that established the modern era of Berliner, Emile 35 mass media and telecommunications: the telephone microphone, which transformed Alexander Graham Bell’s primitive contraption into a usable device; and the gramophone, an innovation that was an improvement over THOMAS EDISON’s phonograph since it enabled the mass production of recordings.

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