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  • Medallic Illustrations of the History of Science (First Series: XIXth and XXth Centuries)Fourth ArticleAuthor(s): George SartonSource: Isis, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Jun., 1928), pp. 485-488Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of The History of Science SocietyStable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/224512 .Accessed: 08/05/2014 19:30

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  • Medallic Illustrations of the History of Science.

    (First Series: XIXth and XXth centuries) Fourth article.

    The third instalment appeared inlsis, vol. IX, p. 420-23, p1. 19-22, 1927. The Editor will welcome photographs or suggestions for the following parts of this series. It is intended to publish only medals having a suffi- cient scientific and artistic interest. Medals dedicated to scientists who are still living can not be published at once but will be considered for ulterior publication.

    GEORGE SARTON.

    No. 19. URBAIN JEAN JOSEPH LE VERRIER (or LEVERRIER). Born at Saint-Lo, Manche, i8ii ; died in Paris I877. French astronomer and mathematician. Mathematical discovery of the planet Uranus in I846.

    Biography by JOSEPH BERTRAND read in the Academie des Sciences in I879.

    See also Isis I, 309. Artist : ALPHE'E DUBOIS. French sculptor and medallist.

    Born Paris I83I ; died Clamart, Seine, 1905. Review of his work by MAZEROLLE in Gazette numismatique franfaise, I906, 1-27.

    Size : 68 mm. Collection: D. E. SMITH ; G. S. Publisher : Monnaie, Paris. Obv. : U. J. J. LEVERRIER de l'Academie des Sciences. ALPHEE

    DUBOIS, 1884 (fig- 25). Rev.: Allegorical figures of the sun, surrounded by the planets

    (fig. 26).

    No. 20. CATO MAXIMILIAN GULDBERG. Born in Christiania, 1836; died in 1902. Norwegian mathematician and chemist. He is

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  • NO I9. Fig. 25, 26. LEVERRIER

    Isis, X, PI. I2 Medallic Illustrations, IV

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  • No 20. Fig 27, 28. GULDBERG

    Isis, X, pI. I 3 Medallic Illustrations, IV.

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  • No 21. Fig. 29, 30. -ALEX. AGASSIZ

    Isis, X. pl. 14 Medallic Illustrations. IV

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  • No 2.Fg31 -SOE

    No 23 Fig 32 - DUI

    Isis, X, Pl. 15 Medallic I R Illsrtos IV.

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  • 486 ISIS, X (2)

    remembered chiefly because of the work done in collaboration with PETER WAAGE: the mathematical study of the speed of chemical reactions and of equilibrium conditions (1tudes sur les affini-tes chimiques. Christiania, i867).

    See in Ostwald's Klassiker, no. I04: Untersuchungen iiber die chemischen Affinitaten aus dem Jahren I864, I867, I879. t}bersetzt und hrg. von R. ABEGG. i82 P., i8 pl. Leipzig, I899.

    Artist : IVAR THRONDSEN, Norwegian medallist, born in I853; residing in Kongsberg, Norway.

    Size: 6o mm. Collection: The Numismatic Cabinet of the Uni- versity of Oslo. Communicated by Dr. HANS OLST, director.

    Obv.: CATO MAXIMILIAN GULDBERG. Fodt ii Aug. I836, dod I4 Jan. I902. (Portrait, fig. 27).

    Rev. : For videnskabeligt arbeide (fig. 28).

    No. 21. ALEXANDER (EMMANUEL) AGASSIZ. Son of Louis AGASSIZ. (Born in Neuchatel, Switzerland, 1835 ; died at sea in I9IO). American zoologist and oceanographer.

    Biographical memoirs by GEORGE LINCOLN GOODALE (17 p. National Academy, Washington, portrait, 1912); - by ALFRED GOLDSBOROUGH MAYER (Annual Report of Smithsonian Institution for I9IO, 447-72, portrait) - by Sir JOHN MURRAY (Bull. of Museum of comparative zoology, vol. 54, 137-58, Cam- bridge 19 ii); - by HENRI PICKERING WALCOTT (Proc. Ameri- can Acad., vol. 48, 31-44, Boston I912). - G. R. AGASSIZ. Letters and recollections of A. A. xi+ 454 p., illustrated, Boston, 1913 .

    Artist: THEODORE SPICER- SIMSON. Anglo-French medallist. Born at Le Havre, France in I87I. One of the leading medallists of our time.

    Size : 78 mm. Collection : American Numismatic Society, Com- municated by Mr. HOWLAND WOOD; New York.

    Obv.: National Academy of Sciences (Portrait, fig. 29). Rev. : ALEXANDER AGASSIZ Medal. Oceanography. (fig. 30).

    No. 22. Sir GEORGE (G ABRIEL STOKES, Bart. (Born at Skreen, Co. Sligo, Ireland, 18i9 ; died at Cambridge, 1903). British mathematician and physicist.

    Mathematical and physical papers. 5 vols. Cambridge

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  • MEDALLIC ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE 487

    I880-1905. Vol. 4 and 5 edited by J. LARMOR ; vol. 5 contains obituary by LORD RAYLEIGH.

    Sir JOSEPH LARMOR. Memoir and scientific correspon- dence of STOKES. 2 volS. Cambridge 1907. - Obituaries by KARL VON VOIT (Sitzungsber. d. bayer. Akad., math. Cl., vol. 33, 550-556, 1903) and by ERNEST WILLIAM BROWN (AnnuaT report of Smithsonian Institution, I904, 773-777).

    Artist : GEORGE WILLIAM DE SAULLES. English medallist, so- metime chief engraver of the Royal Mint. Born in I862, died in I 903 .

    Date: I899. Size: 64 mm. Collection : American Numismatic Society, New York. Com-

    municated by Mr. HOWLAND WOOD, New York. Obv.: GEORGE GABRIEL STOKES. b. i8i9. (Portrait, fig. 31). Rev. Viro illustri et de philosophia egregie merito GEORGIO

    GABRIELI STOKES, Newtoni cathedram apud Cantabrigienses annum jam Lm obtinenti et sua academia et multae academiae salutem amicissime preca-ntur tam sibi quam ipsi de tali vita tanto ingenio gratulantes kal. Jun. A. S. MDCCCXCIX (Laurel branches).

    No. 23. Baron (PIERRE) CHARLES (FRANyOIS) DUPIN. Born in Varzy, Nievre, France in I784; died in Paris in I873. French mathematician and naval engineer. He is chiefly remembered because of his studies on the geometry of surfaces (notion of conjugate tangents of a point of a surface and of indicatrix; Dupin's cyclide ; Dupin's theorem). Developpements de geometrie, avec des applications a la stabilite des vaisseaux, etc. Paris, I813.

    Eloge historique par JOSEPH BERTRAND. Memoires de l'Academie des Sciences, t. 44, I888, p. i-xxvii (read in 1883).

    Artist: (JEAN FRANyOIS) ANTOINE BovY. Swiss medallist. Born at Geneva in 1795, died there in I877. (That is, accor- ding to L. FORRER. According to Nouveau Larousse Illustre' he was born in Geneva I803, died in Paris i877). Five other members of the Bovy family (three generations) were medal- lists and coin engravers and all of them worked for the Geneva mint. ANTOINE was the eldest of the second generation and the most prolific ; his activity was prodigious.

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  • 488 ISIS, X (2)

    Size: 50 mm. Collection: D. E. SMITH, New York. Publisher: Monnaie, Paris. Obv.: Baron CHARLES DUPIN de 1'Academie des Sciences.

    (fig. 32). Rev.: A CHARLES DUPIN, apres 50 annees d'heureuse confrater-

    nite, les membres de l'Academie des Sciences, ses collaborateurs, ses amis, i8i8-i868.

    Another medal, having the same obverse, bears the following legend upon its back Z Ne 'a Varzy 1784. De l'Acade des Sces i8i8. Depute du Tarn I827. Senateur I852. (Also in D. E. SMITH'S collection).

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    Article Contentsp. [485][unnumbered][unnumbered][unnumbered][unnumbered]p. 486p. 487p. 488

    Issue Table of ContentsIsis, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Jun., 1928), pp. 329-528Front Matter [pp. 329-331]Report of the Meeting and Exhibition Commemorating the Bi-Centenary of the Death of Sir Isaac Newton [pp. 333-337]Proceedings of the Council Meeting of the History of Science Society [pp. 338-339]An Arabic Compendium of Medico-Philosophical Definitions [pp. 340-349]The "Alchemy" Ascribed to Michael Scot [pp. 350-359]The Clocks of Jacopo and Giovanni de' Dondi [pp. 360-362]Ciruelo on the Names "Arithmetical" and "Geometrical" Proportions and Progressions [pp. 363-366]The Distinctive Features of Seventeenth Century Geometry [pp. 367-415]Ren-Franois de Sluse et le problme des Tangentes [pp. 416-434]The Foundation of Electromagnetism (1820) [pp. 435+437-444]The Atomic View of Matter in the XVth, XVIth, and XVIIth Centuries [pp. 445-465]The Relation of Plana and Bravais to Theory of Correlation [pp. 466-484]Medallic Illustrations of the History of Science (First Series: XIXth and XXth Centuries) Fourth Article [pp. 485-488]Notes and Correspondence [pp. 489-493]ReviewsReview: untitled [pp. 494-495]Review: untitled [pp. 495-497]Review: untitled [pp. 497-499]Review: untitled [pp. 499-501]Review: untitled [pp. 501-502]Review: untitled [pp. 502-505]Review: untitled [pp. 505-506]Review: untitled [pp. 506-509]Review: untitled [pp. 509-510]Review: untitled [pp. 510-511]Review: untitled [pp. 511-513]Review: untitled [pp. 513-519]Review: untitled [pp. 519-521]Review: untitled [pp. 521-524]Review: untitled [pp. 524-526]

    Brief Table of Contents of Volume X (1928-1) [pp. 527-528]

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