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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.
Shortest and Most Convenient Route (Transaction 94-5)
Vergilius Redivivus: Studies in Joseph Addison's Latin Poetry (Transaction 95-2)
Polar Hayes: The Life and Contributions of Isaac Israel Hayes, M.D.
Studies on the Neoplatonist Hierocles (Transaction 94-1)
Renaissance Vision from Spectacles to Telescopes (Memoir 259)
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