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Laura Bassi and science in 18th Century Europe : the extraordinary life and role of Italy's pioneering female professor / Monique Frize.

By: Frize, Monique, 1942- [author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Heidelberg, Germany ; New York : Springer, c2013Description: xix, 196 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 24 centimetres.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9783642386848 (acidfree paper); 3642386849 (acidfree paper).Subject(s): Bassi, Laura, 1711-1778 | Women physicists -- Italy -- Bologna -- Biography | Physicists -- Italy -- Bologna -- Biography | Physics -- Italy -- History -- 18th century
Contents:
An extraordinary event in 1732 -- "Querelle des femmes" and Debates on the "woman question" -- Women in science and medicine in Europe prior to the eighteenth century -- Laura Bassi : her education and her marriage -- The slow start of Laura Bassi's scientific career and the Bolognese community's response to her work -- A transition from the "old" to the new science -- Scientific works by Laura Bassi and Giuseppe Veratti -- Laura Bassi and her networks (1732-1745) -- Correspondence with men in science and medicine (1746-1778) -- Famous women in science in Laura Bassi's epoch -- After Laura Bassi : women in science and health careers in nineteenth century Italy.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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