University of Wisconsin–Madison

An Element of Controversy: The Life of Chlorine in Science, Medicine, Technology and War

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Hasok Chang (Co-editor), Catherine M. Jackson (Co-editor). An Element of Controversy: The Life of Chlorine in Science, Medicine, Technology and War. British Society for the History of Science, 2007.

“This book is more than an excellent discussion of the various controversies that have surrounded the element chlorine since it was discovered in the 18th century. … Beyond serving as a historical analysis, the book deserves attention because it was created by groups of undergraduate students in a series of classes at University College, London, from 2000 to 2005. Each year the students passed their work along to the next group, so that the final version was a collaborative effort. The result demonstrates not just an excellent historical resource but also a highly successful educational experiment.”
Choice (May 2008)

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