Selected Books and Articles
"Digital Humanities for the Million," Berfrois: Intellectual Jousting in the Republic of Letters (December, 2013)
The Anatomy Murders: Being the True yet Spectacular History of Edinburgh's Notorious Burke and Hare and of the Man of Science who Abetted Them in the Commission of Their Most Heinous Crimes (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009).
"Visualizing 19th-Century Edinburgh with Animation Software," AHA Perspectives 47.5 (May, 2009): 58-9.
"Science, Medicine, and Technology in Philadelphia," AHA Perspectives 43.9 (December 2005).
Editor, with Mary Ellen Bowden,Joseph Priestley: Radical Thinker (Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2005).
“Ants in the Academy: Formic Acid and the Dissemination of Natural Knowledge in Enlightenment Universities,” Eighteenth Century Thought 2 (2004): 207-231.
Editor, The Technological Fix: How People Use Technology to Create and Solve Problems (NY: Routledge, 2004).
Consultant Editor, Chronology of Science: From Stonehenge to the Human Genome Project (Hutchinson/ABC-Clio Press, 2002).
with John Theibault, A Short History of Europe 1600-1815: Search for a Reasonable World (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2000).
The Most Beautiful Man in Existence: The Scandalous Life of Alexander Lesassier (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999).
“The Growth of Medical Education and the Medical Profession,” in Western Medicine. An Illustrated History, ed. Irvine Loudon (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1997), pp. 147-159.
“Student Culture at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century:Edinburgh and Philadelphia,” Caduceus 10:2 (Autumn, 1994): 65-86.
“Thistle on the Delaware: Edinburgh Medical Education and Philadelphia Practice, 1800-1825,”Social History of Medicine 5 (1992): 19-42; reprinted as "The Philadelphia Medical Marketplace" in Major Problems in the History of American Medicine and Public Health, eds. John Harley Warner and Janet A. Tighe (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001).
Medical Education in the Age of Improvement: Edinburgh Students and Apprentices, 1760-1826 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1991).
"Teaching Quantitative History with a Database" AHA Perspectives (October, 1990): 8-20; reprinted in History Anew. Innovations in the Teaching of History Today, ed. Robert Blackey (Long Beach, CA: University Press, California State U., 1993).