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    Restaging Liebig: A Study in the Replication of Experiments.Melvyn Usselman, Alan Rocke, Christina Reinhart & Kelly Foulser - 2005 - Annals of Science 62 (1):1-55.
    In a publication of 1831 later seen as a milestone in the development of chemistry, Justus Liebig announced a new apparatus for the analysis of organic compounds and provided analytical results for fifteen substances. In this paper we used the detailed descriptions published by Liebig in 1837 to reconstruct his apparatus and methods for hydrogen, carbon and nitrogen analysis. Our replications of his analyses of racemic acid, cinchonine, narcotine, and urea reveal that his two pieces of apparatus give excellent results (...)
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  2. The quiet revolution: Hermann Kolbe and the science of organic chemistry.Alan J. Rocke & T. H. Levere - 1995 - Annals of Science 52 (4):421-421.
     
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    Hypothesis and experiment in the early development of Kekule's benzene theory.Alan J. Rocke - 1985 - Annals of Science 42 (4):355-381.
    This article attempts a contextual study of the origin and early development of August Kekulé's theory of aromatic compounds. The terminus a quo is essentially August Hofmann's coining of the modern chemical denotation of ‘aromatic’ in 1855; the terminus ad quem is the first full codification of Kekulé's theory in the sixth fascicle of his Lehrbuch der organischen Chemie, published in the summer of 1866. Kekulé's theory is viewed in context with the earlier and concurrent experimental work of such chemists (...)
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    What did “theory” mean to nineteenth-century chemists?Alan Rocke - 2013 - Foundations of Chemistry 15 (2):145-156.
    Some recent philosophers of science have argued that chemistry in the nineteenth century “largely lacked theoretical foundations, and showed little progress in supplying such foundations” until around 1900, or even later. In particular, nineteenth-century atomic theory, it is said, “played no useful part” in the crowning achievement of nineteenth-century chemistry, the powerful subdiscipline of organic chemistry. This paper offers a contrary view. The idea that chemistry only gained useful theoretical foundations when it began to merge with physics, it will be (...)
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    Theory versus Practice in German Chemistry: Erlenmeyer beyond the Flask.Alan J. Rocke - 2018 - Isis 109 (2):254-275.
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    The Reception of Chemical Atomism in Germany.Alan J. Rocke - 1979 - Isis 70 (4):519-536.
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  7. In search of El Dorado: John Dalton and the origins of the atomic theory.Alan J. Rocke - 2005 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 72 (1):1-34.
     
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    Crystals and Compounds: Molecular Structure and Composition in Nineteenth-Century French Science. Seymour H. Mauskopf.Alan J. Rocke - 1977 - Isis 68 (3):493-494.
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    Eloge.Alan Rocke - 2014 - Isis 105 (3):617-620.
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    Eloge: Aaron J. Ihde, 31 December 1909-23 February 2000.Alan J. Rocke - 2000 - Isis 91 (3):551-553.
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    Eloge: Frederic Lawrence Holmes, 6 February 1932–27 March 2003.Alan Rocke & John Warner - 2003 - Isis 94:661-665.
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    Eloge: Frederic Lawrence Holmes, 6 February 1932–27 March 2003.Alan Rocke & John Harley Warner - 2003 - Isis 94 (4):661-665.
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    Englishing Kopp.Alan J. Rocke - 2018 - Isis 109 (4):753-759.
    This essay describes the complexities, challenges, and pleasures of translating from German into English a charming fantasy about the world of molecules, published in 1882 by the chemist and historian Hermann Kopp (1817–1892).
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    Gay-Lussac and Dumas: Adherents of the Avogadro-Ampère Hypothesis?Alan J. Rocke - 1978 - Isis 69 (4):595-600.
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    Ideas in Chemistry: The Pure and the Impure.Alan J. Rocke - 2018 - Isis 109 (3):577-586.
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    Naturwissenschaft, Staat und Industrie in Baden . Peter Borscheid.Alan J. Rocke - 1979 - Isis 70 (1):181-182.
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    Response to a letter to the editor.Alan Rocke - 2013 - Foundations of Chemistry 16 (2):169-170.
    Professor Needham tells me that I have misunderstood him, and I am sure he is right that I need to work harder to understand his arguments more fully and more precisely. But he has also misunderstood me, as well—no doubt because I have not expressed myself as carefully as I ought to have done. He writes that I have “clearly” argued that “the only possibility of representing nineteenth-century chemistry as a theoretical pursuit” is based on chemical atomism. I do not (...)
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    The Kaiser's Chemists: Science and Modernization in Imperial GermanyJeffrey Allan Johnson.Alan J. Rocke - 1992 - Isis 83 (2):339-340.
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    A Century of Chemistry: The Role of Chemists and the American Chemical Society. Herman Skolnik, Kenneth M. ReeseAmerican Chemists and Chemical Engineers. Wyndham D. Miles. [REVIEW]Alan J. Rocke - 1977 - Isis 68 (3):466-467.
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    Glen E. Rodgers. Traveling with the Atom: A Scientific Guide to Europe and Beyond. 551 pp., app., indexes. Croydon: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2019. £29.99 (paper); ISBN 9781788015288. E-book available. [REVIEW]Alan Rocke - 2021 - Isis 112 (1):175-176.
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    John Parascandola. King of Poisons: A History of Arsenic. ix + 197 pp., illus., index. Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2012. $27.50. [REVIEW]Alan Rocke - 2013 - Isis 104 (4):829-829.
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    Sharon McGrayne. Prometheans in the Lab: Chemistry and the Making of the Modern World. 244 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: McGraw Hill Publishing, 2001. $24.95. [REVIEW]Alan J. Rocke - 2002 - Isis 93 (2):315-316.
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