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Published: 15 September 2014

248 Pages

6x9 inches

ISBN: 9780823261956

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The Helmholtz Curves

Tracing Lost Time

Henning Schmidgen and Translated by Nils F. Schott

A Fordham University Press Publication

Forms of Living (FUP)

  • This book presents the sort of archival discovery historians of science dream about: the author's finding of the original figures behind Hermann von Helmholz's 1850 paper describing the differential timing in the firing of neurons.
  • -It will allow English-speaking scientists and historians of science to trace for the first time how Helmholtz conducted the experiments that form the basis of modern neurobiology
  • Originally published in German, it has received glowing reviews in the German media, and the discovery it presents is sufficiently important that the German book even received an extensive review in the English-language journal of science Isis.

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