'"A stimulating and highly original book."
—History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
"Elwick has provided an informative and constructive analysis of the major themes involved."
"Elwick's book is a valuable contribution to a richer historical understanding of the period. The quality and range of the research is exemplary and I found myself wanting more of his well-written and lucid arguments."
—British Society for Literature and Science
"An important book."
—British Society for the History of Science