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Walter R. Miles (1885-1978) was an American experimental psychologist very much interested in laboratory apparatus and procedures and their applications to human behavior. Early in his career, Miles received an appointment as a research scientist at the Carnegie Nutrition Laboratory in Boston, Massachusetts. When Miles arrived at the Carnegie Nutrition Laboratory in 1914, work was well underway on the physiological effects of various nutrients on the human body. Miles began studies on the effects of alcohol on physiological and psychological functioning. The First World War severed many of the relationships that the Carnegie Laboratory had with research counterparts in Europe. After the war, efforts were made to reestablish these ties. From April through August of 1920, Miles visited 57 laboratories and institutes in 9 different countries throughout Europe. A fastidious observer and note taker, Miles documented his journey in exquisite detail. At every stop, he observed, recorded, and interacted with key figures in European physiology and psychology. He gathered all this information together into a highly-detailed report of more than 300 pages. The report, part of the Walter Miles Papers available at the Archives of the History of American Psychology at the University of Akron, was never formally published. Now available in print, this title provides unique information about the workings of major centers of physiological and psychological research in early 20th century Europe. The book is introduced by C. James Goodwin, a renowned Miles' scholar.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. p. i
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  1. Frontmatter
  2. pp. ii-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. ix-xx
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  1. Editorial Note
  2. pp. xxi-xxii
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  1. Walter Miles and His 1920 Grand Tour of European Physiology and Psychology Laboratories
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Great Britain
  2. pp. 7-126
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  1. France
  2. pp. 127-166
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  1. Belgium
  2. pp. 167-190
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  1. The Netherlands
  2. pp. 191-238
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  1. Denmark
  2. pp. 239-258
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  1. Sweden
  2. pp. 259-274
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  1. Germany and Austria
  2. pp. 275-296
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  1. General Remarks
  2. pp. 297-310
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  1. Transcriptions
  2. pp. 311-320
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  1. Outline
  2. pp. 321-336
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  1. Biographical Profiles
  2. pp. 337-354
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 355-360
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781937378066
Related ISBN
9781931968850
MARC Record
OCLC
830023741
Pages
360
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-31
Language
English
Open Access
No
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