Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences

Ana Barahona

Having spent two years as a graduate student at the British Medical Research Council in Oxford, England, under the supervision of human geneticist Alan C. Stevenson, pediatrician Salvador Armendares returned to Mexico in 1966 and founded the Unidad de Investigacíon en Geńetica Humana (UIGH, Unit for Research in Human Genetics) at the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS, Mexican Institute of Social Security). Armendares’ former graduate students, Colombia-born Mexican physician Fabio Salamanca and Mexican physician Leonor Buentello, soon began working with him on adapting, applying, and organizing newly acquired techniques to study chromosome abnormalities. The UIGH swiftly became a leader in medical genetics and cytogenetics within Mexico. Read more.

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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences: 45 (5)

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ISSN: 1939-1811
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Explore the fascinating world of Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, a journal that reveals the history of science as it has developed since the 18th century.

HSNS offers in-depth articles on a wide range of scientific fields, their social and cultural histories and supporting institutions, including astronomy, geology, physics, genetics, natural history, chemistry, meteorology, and molecular biology. Widely regarded as a leading journal in the historiography of science and technology, HSNS increased its publication to five times per year in 2012 to expand its roster of pioneering articles and notable reviews by the most influential writers in the field.