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  • Materials for the History of the History of ScienceAuthor(s): George SartonSource: Isis, Vol. 27, No. 1 (May, 1937), pp. 6-8Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of The History of Science SocietyStable URL: .Accessed: 16/06/2014 00:20

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  • Materials for the history of the history of science

    It may be worthwhile to put together as has been done in the following list all the articles devoted to historians of science and to scientific philosophers which have hitherto appeared in Isis and Osiris. Indeed these articles constitute materials of the first order for any retrospective survey of our studies. Each is valuable in itself, and enhances the value of every other. It is hoped that this collection will be appreciated by our readers and that it will encourage them to complete it. Each volume of Isis should contain at least one article reviewing the life and work of one of our predecessors. Many of these are still unknown not only to the general public, but even to their own successors.

    The biographies hitherto published are arranged in alphabe- tical order. IVIost of them are followed by a bibliography and illustrated with a portrait.

    i. BALL, W.W.R. (I850-1925). Isis 8, 321-24, 1926. 2. BERGSTRAESSER, G. (I886-I933). Isis 25, 60-2, 1936. 3. BERTHELOT, M. (i 827-1907). Isis 6, 479-99, 1924. 4. BOSMANS, H. (I852-1928). Isis 12, 88-iI2, 1929. 5. CAJORI, F. (I859-1930). Isis I7, 384-4-07, 1932. 6. CHASLES, MICHEL (1793-I880). Osiris I, 421-50, 1936. 7. DREYER, J.L.E. (I852-1926). Isis 21, 131-44, 19340 8. ENESTR6M, G. (i852-1923). Isis 8, 313-20, 19260 9. FAVARO, A. (I847-1922). Isis 7, 456-67, 1925.

    I0. HALLIWELL, J.O. (I820-89). Isis i8, 127-32, 1932. ii. HARRISON, F. (i831-1923). Isis 6, 387-90, 1924. 12. HEIBERG, J.L. (I854-1928). Isis II, 367-74, I9280 13. HOPPE, E. (I854-1928). Isis 13, 45-50, 1929. 140 HOUSSAY, F. (I860-1920). Isis 7, 433-55, 1925. 15. IRSAY, S.DW. (i894-1934). Isis 24, 370-74, 1936. i6. JOHNSSON, J.W.S. (i868-1929). Isis 13, 320-24, 1930e

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    I7. JOURDAIN, PH. E. B. (i879-1919). Isis 5, 126-36, 1923. i8. LITTRE1, E. (i8oi-8i). Isis 8, 77-102, 1926. 19. MILHAUD, G. (I858-I9I8). Isis 3, 391-95, 1921. 20. MONTUCLA, J.E. (1725-99). Osiris 1, 5I9-67, 1936. 21. RIGNANO, E. (I870-1930). Isis 15, 158-62, 1931. 22. SCHOCH, C. (I873-1929). Isis 15, I63-69, 1931. 23. SCHOY, C. (i877-1925). Isis 9, 83-95, 19270 24. SMITH, E.F. (I854-1928). Isis II, 375-84, 1928. 25. SPENCER, H. (I820-1903). Isis 3, 375-90, 1921. 26. SUTER, HI. (I848-1922). Isis 5, 409-17, 1923;

    i8, I66-83, 1932. 27. VASSILIEFF, A.V. (I855-1929). Isis 14, 342-48, 19300 28. WIEDEMANN, E. (I852-1928). Isis I4, i66-86, 1930. 29. WIELEITNER, H. (I874-1931). Isis i8, 150-65, 1932.

    It is interesting to rename these men in chronological order of their death years, as follows: 1799 MONTUCLA


    1907 BERTHELOT

    19I8 MILHAUD

    1919 JOURDAIN

    1920 HOUSSAY

    1922 FAVARO


    1923 ENESTROM


    1925 BALL


    1926 DREYER

    1928 BOSMANS




    1929 JOHNSSON



    1930 CAJORI



    1934 D'IRSAY

    To conclude we may be permitted to recall that every volume of Osiris is dedicated to a living historian of science, and contains biographical data concerning him as well as a full bibliography and a portrait. Vol. i was dedicated to DAVID EUGENE SMITH, historian of mathematics, vol. 2 to Sir THOMAS L. HEATH, historian of Greek mathematics, and vol. 3 will be dedicated to E. 0. v. LIPPMANN, historian of chemistry. Thus a collection of Osiris

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  • 8 G. SARTON

    will constitute a series of monuments in remembrance of great historians of science. In order to evidence this, we would advise our readers to have the name of each historian printed by the binder upon the back of the volume dedicated to him.

    Cambridge, Mass. GEORGE SARTON. 3610.04

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    Article Contentsp. [6]p. 7p. 8

    Issue Table of ContentsIsis, Vol. 27, No. 1 (May, 1937), pp. 1-206Volume Information [p. 1-1]Front Matter [pp. 3-5]Materials for the History of the History of Science [pp. 6-8]Note on "The Meanings of the Philosophers by al-Ghazzl" [pp. 9-10]Joh. Christ. Polykarp Erxleben, der erfolgreiche Bekmpfer des "Acidum pingue"-Interregnums in der Chemie (1775-76) [pp. 11-19]Al-Hakm Cornelius Van Alen Van Dyck (1818-1895) [pp. 20-45]Is There Progress in Mathematical Discovery and Did the Greeks Have Analytic Geometry? [pp. 46-52]The Secrets of Hermes [pp. 53-62]Notes and Correspondence [pp. 63-67]ReviewsReview: untitled [pp. 68-69]Review: untitled [pp. 70-72]Review: untitled [pp. 72-75]Review: untitled [pp. 75-77]Review: untitled [pp. 77-78]Review: untitled [pp. 78-79]Review: untitled [pp. 79-81]Review: untitled [pp. 81-86]Review: untitled [pp. 86-89]Review: untitled [pp. 89-90]Review: untitled [pp. 90-92]Review: untitled [pp. 92-94]Review: untitled [p. 95]Review: untitled [pp. 96-98]Review: untitled [pp. 98-102]Review: untitled [pp. 102-103]Review: untitled [pp. 104-105]Review: untitled [pp. 105-111]Review: untitled [pp. 111-114]Review: untitled [pp. 114-116]

    Forty-Ninth Critical Bibliography of the History and Philosophy of Science and of the History of Civilization (To End of December 1936 -- With Special Reference to Sections 15 to 19) [pp. 117-200]History of Science Society Reports for 1936 [pp. 201-205]Back Matter


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