Emeritus Appointment

Professional Affiliations: 

American Historical Association, History of Science Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, American Society for Environmental History, Ecological Society of America


Ph.D. Indiana University (History and Philosophy of Science)

Honors and Awards: 

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Corresponding Member, International Academy for the History of Science

Curriculum Vitae: 

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The Courtiers' Anatomists
Animals and Humans in Louis XIV's Paris

(University of Chicago Press, 2015)

The Courtiers' Anatomists

Ballads and Broadsides

Ballads and Broadsides in Britain,

(Ashgate, 2010)

(co-editor with Patricia Fumerton
and Kris McAbee)

Natural History and the New World, 1524‑1770:
An Annotated Bibliography
(American Philosophical Society, 1986;
second edition (revised), 2002)
Natural History and the New World
Obesity and Depression in the Enlightenment Obesity and Depression in the Enlightenment:
The Life and Times of George Cheyne

(University of Oklahoma Press, 2000)

Experimenting with Humans and Animals:
From Galen to Animal Rights

(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003)

Experimenting with Humans and Animals

Selected Recent Articles

  • “Duverney’s Skeletons,” Isis, 94:4 (December 2003), 577-603.
  • “Anatomists and Entrepreneurs in Early Eighteenth-Century London,” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 59:2 (April 2004), 219-39.
  • “Alexander Monro primus and the Moral Theatre of Anatomy,” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, 47:1 (spring 2006), 1-18.
  • “Theatrical Anatomy: Duverney in Paris, 1670-1720,” Endeavour 33 (March 2009), 7-11.
  • “The Trouble with Plovers,” in New Visions of Nature: Complexity and Authenticity, eds. Jozef Keulartz, Martin Drenthen, and James D. Proctor (Springer, 2009), 75-89.
  • “Informing Ecological Restoration in a Coastal Environment,” with Jenifer E. Dugan in Restoration and History, ed. Marcus Hall (Routledge, 2010), 131-42.
  • “Advertising Monstrosity: Broadsides and Human Exhibition in Early Eighteenth-Century Britain,” in Ballads and Broadsides in Britain, 1500-1800, ed. Patricia Fumerton, Anita Guerrini, and Kris McAbee (Ashgate, 2010).
  • “The King’s Animals and the King’s Books: The Illustrations for the Paris Academy’s Histoire des animaux,” Annals of Science 67:3 (July 2010), 383-404.
  • Roast Beef and . . . Salad?”  History Today (February 2011), 36-43.