I tried so hard to absorb this text. I can do focused reading. I read at a slower pace where I make sure I've got comprehension, and that's been working great for me for years, but this book challenged me in ways like no other. And it's not because of the subject material. It's plainly written. But there was something about it where I'd come to the end of a page and have no idea what I'd just read. I forced myself through just over 60% before throwing in the towel. I think that Pickstone has compiled an excellent reference manual for anyone interested in the history of science. The bibliography is worth copying and forming a separate "to read" list from. But the actual content of the book had me crossing my eyes and internally staring into space.
I had hoped to use this as a component of my "prepare to read Faust" project, but it seems that I'm going to have to find a better "history of science" primer.