The FDA's Proposed Ban on Menthol Cigarettes
Keith A. Wailoo, who is currently writing a book about the history of the menthol cigarette, published a response to the Food and Drug Administration's proposed ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Science Historian Gordin Discusses Mendeleev’s Periodic Table, Now Turning 150 Years Old
The story of the “attempt at a system of elements,” as Mendeleev titled his initial publication, has been laid out clearly by science historian Michael Gordin in a special issue of the journal Science.
The Program in History of Science at Princeton University trains students to analyze science, medicine, and technology in both historical and cultural context. History of Science at Princeton is rooted in our tradition of analyzing the technical and conceptual dimensions of scientific knowledge, whether that knowledge emcompasses chemistry, psychoanalysis, or evolutionary theory. Yet even as we investigate the minutiae of such knowledge, students are encouraged to consider scientific ideas and practices in the widest possible context. Learn more »