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Theses - Science, Technology & Society

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  • Steingart, Alma (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This study investigates the status of mathematical knowledge in mid-century America. It is motivated by questions such as: when did mathematical theories become applicable to a wide range of fields from medicine to the ...
  • Woods, Rebecca J. H. (Rebecca Jane Houghton) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This dissertation explores the relationship between types of livestock and place in the context of Great Britain's expanding agro-pastoral empire. Specifically, it examines how the distribution and circulation of breeds ...
  • Doshi, Peter Nikolai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Over the past decade, the prevention and control of seasonal and pandemic influenza has grown to be one of the largest and most visible public health policies. This dissertation considers contemporary influenza policy as ...
  • Wylie, Sara Ann (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Natural gas extraction in the United States in the early 21st century has transformed social, physical, legal and biological landscapes. The technique of hydraulic fracturing, which entails the high-pressure injection into ...
  • Rossi, Michael Paul, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Although vision was seldom studied in Antebellum America, color and color perception became a critical field of scientific inquiry in the United States during the Gilded Age and progressive era. Through a historical ...