No Other Gods... is an excellent and important book. It ought to be read by a far larger community than that professionally concerned with the social history of science in America. Especially, it should be standard reading for all those practically concerned with the sociological treatment of natural knowledge, and it may be read as implicit sociology of knowledge.
(Steve Shapin Times Literary Supplement
More than anyone else, [Rosenberg] has moved medicine from the periphery of the historical enterprise to a position much nearer the center. Around the world he is recognized as the leading medical historian of the late twentieth century.
(Ronald L. Numbers Isis
Charles Rosenberg is one of the finest social historians of medicine in the world.
(David Hollinger, University of California, Berkeley)
When No Other Gods first appeared in 1976 scholars praised its wide ranging yet coherent history of scientific enterprise and the multiple identities of science in American life. From Rosenberg our students learned to contextualize and discipline their historical inquiries. Today the book secures a dimension that was once ironically obscured by its breadth and our optimism and we see that Rosenberg has brilliantly exposed and emphasized the ambiguous moral contours of practice empowered by knowledge.
(Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz, Harvard University)
No Other Gods had a tremendous impact on me when I started to teach and write about the many patterns in which science and American life are woven into each other. Rosenberg helped teach us how to pay attention to the rich detail and thick complexity of scientific and medical practice as an intrinsic part of culture.
(Donna Haraway, University of California at Santa Cruz)
"Charles Rosenberg is one of the finest social historians of medicine in the world." -- David Hollinger, University of California, Berkeley
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