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From the Preface:
"Since the 1970s I have pursued three separate but
overlapping and sometimes simultaneous careers: (1)
philosopher / writer / teacher / historian of the long
nineteenth century, 1789-1914; (2) editor / translator /
photographer / publisher / biographer / encyclopedist;
(3) cataloging librarian / rare books and special
collections librarian / historian of medicine. Somehow
these three vocations have garnered me some acclaim,
even an entry in
Who’s Who in America. Each of them
has resulted in some published or presented works.
Because these works have been scattered in a wide
variety of venues, some of which have gone out of
print or have otherwise become generally unavailable
— and of course with the oral presentations being gone
as soon as they are given — I have thought it wise to
select, epitomize, and bring them together in one place
— here. Thus, what follows is what I consider to be
the most important of my shorter works."
Table of Contents

XI. Philosophy of Art

XI.1. “Toward a Unified Concept of Art”
XI.2. “Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Art: Aestheticist or Contextualist?”
XI.3. “Commentary on ‘Francis Bacon: Plan and Accident’ by Thalia Welsh”
XI.4. “The Church of the Ascension, New York City: Environment, Ritual, and the Philosophy of Art” (with Lucy L. Bowditch)
XI.5. “Physiognomy, Phrenology, and the Origins of Racial Classification: The Artistic Anatomy of Sir Charles Bell”

XII. Philosophy of Medicine

XII.1. “Stuffing up the Cracks or Falling Through Them: How a Philosopher Does History of Medicine”
XII.2. “Conflict of Interest in Right-to-Die Cases”
XII.3. “Philosophical and Religious Aspects of the Medicalization of Assisted Suicide and Capital Punishment” (with Kathy Faber-Langendoen)
XII.4. “Nomenclature as the Legitimation of Complaint: The Terminological History of Fibromyalgia” (with Diane Davis Luft)

XIII. Hegel and Medicine

XIII.1. “The Birth of Spirit for Hegel out of the Travesty of Medicine”
XIII.2. “Hegel’s Philosophy of Medicine”

XIV. Women as Doctors, Women as Patients

XIV.1. “Elizabeth Blackwell (1832-1910): The Modern World’s First Woman Physician”
XIV.2. “Sarah Loguen Fraser (1850-1933): An Early African-American Woman Physician”
XIV.3. “Physicians’ Attitudes Toward Women Patients in the Nineteenth Century”

XV. History of Medicine

XV.1. “Arthur Ecker’s Contributions to Pain Management”
XV.2. “Medical Curriculum in Upstate New York, 1809-2000”
XV.3. “The Search for Miracle Cures in the Nineteenth Century”
XV.4. “Edward Cutbush, M.D. (1772-1843), Founder of the SUNY Upstate College of Medicine”
XV.5. “Commentary on ‘Cullen, Hume and the Philadelphia Medical School’ by Nina Reid-Maroney and on ‘Who Made Up the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Medical World?’ by Roger
Emerson”
XV.6. “Benjamin Smith Barton’s
Elements of Botany (1803): A Retrospective Book Review”
XV.7. “The First Ovariotomy”

XVI. Libraries: Repositories of Civilization; Librarians: Guardians of Culture

XVI.1. “Surviving the Danger Period: Collection Development in Medical Special Collections”
XVI.2. “Rare Book Catalogers and the Internet”
XVI.3. “Financing North American Medical Libraries in the Nineteenth Century” (with Godfrey S. Belleh)
XVI.4. “Two Bibliographical Notes”

XVII. Social and Political Ethics

XVII.1. “Edgar Bauer and the Origins of the Theory of Terrorism”
XVII.2. “Some Ethical Aspects of the Meaninglessness of Genealogy”
XVII.3. “The Dynamics of Forgiveness”
XVII.4. “The Mutual Influence of Rock Music and Antiwar Politics in 1968”

XVIII. Two Poems

XVIII.1. “
Grimmesdämmerung
XVIII.2. “
Iliados A, 49”