Table of contents for A leap in the dark : the struggle to create the American republic / John Ferling.


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Introduction: The Past Really is Another Country
Part I: Falling From Grace
1. Joseph Glanvill: Scientific Witch-Finder
2. The Man Who Made Underpants for Frogs
3. Pettenkofer's Poisoned Chalice
Part II: Eureka! Revisited
4. Sir Isaac Newton and the Meaning of Light
5. Dr. James Lind and the Navy's Scourge
6. The Destruction of Ignaz Semmelweis
Part III: Heroes Made to Measure
7. Will the Real Johann Weyer Please Stand Up?
8. Philippe Pinel: The Reforging of a Chain-Breaker
Part IV: Do-It-Yourself Heroes
9. The First Casualty of War
10. Rank Hath its Priveleges
Conslusion: The Bigger Picture



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
United States -- History -- 1783-1815.