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American Philosophical Society
Passion of George Sarton: A Modern Marriage and its Discipline (Memoir 260)
George Sarton animated the discipline of history of science (HoS) in America. This vol. traces his youth & educ. in Belgium, & his marriage to Mabel Elwes. It follows the Sartonís in their path from idealistic refugees fleeing the invasion of Belgium in 1914 to destitute intellectuals at Harvard Univ. For 50 years, HoS as an acad. specialty owed much to Sartonís visions & anxieties, esp. as they were expressed in his marriage. Mabel Sarton sustained his enterprise & contributed to its form, which included parts of socialism, pacifism, aesthetics, & faith. Themes present in Sartonís early work include the common endeavor of artists & scientists, the private nature of scientific innovation, & the HoS as a bridge between the humanities & the natural sciences. Illus.
18th Century Climate of Jamaica Derived from the Journals of Thomas Thistlewood, 1750-1786 (Transaction 93-2)
John Haygarth, FRS: A Physician of the Enlightenment (1740-1827) (Memoir 254)
Alexander the Great: Coinage, Finances, and Policy (Memoirs Vol. 261)
Baccio Bandinelli & Art at the Medici Court: A Corpus of Early Modern Sources (Memoir 251)
Emil von Behring: Infectious Disease, Immunology, Serum Therapy (Memoir 255)
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