Daniel P. Todes, Ph.D.
Institute of the History of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University
1900 East Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
History of Russian medicine and science; social relations of scientific thought; history of biomedical sciences; biography of Ivan Pavlov.
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V. O. Kovalevskii: Vozniknovenie, soderzhanie i vospriatie ego rabot po paleontologii (St. Petersburg: Russian Academy of Sciences, 2005).
Pavlov's Physiology Factory: Experiment, Interpretation, Laboratory Enterprise (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002).
Ivan Pavlov: Exploring the Animal Machine (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000). This is a short, unfootnoted biography for middle and high school students.
Darwin Without Malthus: The Struggle for Existence in Russian Evolutionary Thought (Oxford University Press, 1989).
(with Nikolai Krementsov) "Dialectical Materialism and Soviet Science in the 1920s and 1930s," in William Leatherbarrow and Derek Offord, eds., A History of Russian Thought (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010)>
"Global Darwin: Contempt for Competition," Nature, vol. 462 (November 5 2009), pp. 36-37.
“From Lone Investigator to Laboratory Chief: Ivan Pavlov’s Research Notebooks as a Reflection of His Managerial and Interpretive Style,” in Frederic L Holmes, Jürgen Renn, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, eds. Reworking the Bench. Research Notebooks in the History of Science (Kluwer, 2003), pp. 203-220.
"Stil' myshleniia I. P. Pavlova kak eksperimentatora v rabote po pishchevareniiu" [I. P. Pavlov's style of experimental thinking in his work on digestion], in Fiziologicheskii Zhurnal, 99 (85), 9-10 (September 1999), 1290-1302.
"From the Machine to the Ghost Within: Pavlov's Transition from Digestive Physiology to Conditional Reflexes," American Psychologist, (Fall, 1997), 947-55.
"Pavlov's Physiology Factory, 1891-1904," Isis, 88 (Summer, 1997), 205-46.
Daniel Todes's teaching relates to his central interest in the relationship of scientific and medical ideas to the context in which they are generated. Recent courses include "Analogy and Metaphor in Science and Medicine," "Experiment and the Laboratory in Science and Medicine" (co-taught with Professor Principe), "Lives in Science" (a survey of the history of science through contextualized biographies), "Squeezing the Data: Interpretation in Science and Medicine," "Medical Bodies" (co-taught with Professor Marks), and "History of Science and Medicine in Russia."
150.702 Survey of Modern Medicine