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Medallic Illustrations of the History of Science (First Series: XIXth and XXth Centuries) FifthArticleAuthor(s): George SartonSource: Isis, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Feb., 1929), pp. 146-148Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of The History of Science SocietyStable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/224411 .Accessed: 10/06/2014 01:57Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of Use, available at .http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp .JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org. .The University of Chicago Press and The History of Science Society are collaborating with JSTOR to digitize,preserve and extend access to Isis.http://www.jstor.org This content downloaded from 193.105.154.63 on Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:57:28 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditionshttp://www.jstor.org/action/showPublisher?publisherCode=ucpresshttp://www.jstor.org/action/showPublisher?publisherCode=hsshttp://www.jstor.org/stable/224411?origin=JSTOR-pdfhttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsphttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jspMedallic Illustrations of the History of Science. (First Series: XIXth and XXth centuries). Fifth Article. This collection of scientific medals began to appear in volume 8 of Isis. The fourth article appeared in volume IO, p. 485-8, pl. xII-xv, 1928. The Editor will welcome photographs or suggestions for the fol- lowing parts of this series. It is intended to publish only medals having a sufficient 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 Medals dedicated to scientists who are still living can not be published at once but will be considered for ulterior publication.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. 24. Sir JAMES DEWAR. British chemist and physicist. Born at Kincardine-on-Forth, Scotland, I842; died, London, I923. Spectroscopy. Liquefaction and solidification of (( per- manent)) gases and connected problems. Vacuum jacketed vessels (idea of thermos bottles); etc. Artist : ETHEL A. C. HARRIS. British sculptor and medallist, living in London (98 Gloucester Terrace, Hyde Park, W. z). Photographs of iSi medals made by Lady HARRIS are published in: Portrait medals of a generation modelled by ETHEL A. C. HARRIS, with introductory note by G. F. HILL (I34 p., 57 pl., London, SPINK and Son, 1928). Date i 908. Size 8o mm. Collection: Sculptor's. Obv.: Sir JAMES DEWAR. Fullerian professor of chemistry, Royal Institution, I908. (fig. 33). Rev.: None. No. 25. Sir WILLIAM MACEWEN. Scotch surgeon. Born at This content downloaded from 193.105.154.63 on Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:57:28 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditionshttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jspNo 24. Fig. 33 - DEWAR NO 2.5. Fig. 34. -MACEWEN Isis, xii, PI. 6. Medallic Illustrations. V. This content downloaded from 193.105.154.63 on Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:57:28 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditionshttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jspNo 26 Fig 3, 3-PATU Isis XI Pl 7.M dlli Illutain. V. This content downloaded from 193.105.154.63 on Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:57:28 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditionshttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jspNO 27, Fig. 37, 38. PASTEUR Isis, xii, pl. 8. Medallic Illustrations. V. This content downloaded from 193.105.154.63 on Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:57:28 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditionshttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jspN? 2 8. Fig. 3 9 . W6HLM __ _! I . .: I l S 5''.:,. s | l i _ _ ii i | l Y _. __s | | ! 6 | __.ii46 SB1 l r . I _1! ,. F! ; il | lii . _. _ - i ':Fw' . I w : _. . _ : l s B ,' _ . _ , l _ _|1 lli 116._ s _ _l-.] B 51 | s s .^ : t 111 r | .s_ _ M1ZI I h __ r w i ! I i ... ' _ Il ._I _ _ i_ I . .?_ - {1_ _!V ._. _r F_ _ _]_ '__ _ _F_ s _ Ns 29. Fig. 40. STAS Isis. XII, pl. 9. Medallic Illustrations. V. This content downloaded from 193.105.154.63 on Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:57:28 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditionshttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jspMEDALLIC ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE 147 Rothesay, Scotland, in I848; died in I924. Surgery of the brain and spinal cord. Artist: ELIZABETH H. ALEXANDER. Scotch sculptor living in Glasgow (I 5, Queen's Crescent). Date After I924. Size: 6o mm. Collection: Sculptor's. Obv. WILLIAM MACEWEN. MDCCCXLVIII-MCMXXIV. (fig. 34). Rev.: Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Non vivere sed valere vita. The Macewen medal in surgery awarded to . (yearly awarded to the most distinguished student). The same sculptor made another medal of Sir WILLIAM MACE- WEN, somewhat different. It is larger (95 mm.) and bears no legend on the obverse. Reverse WILLIAM MACEWEN Regius Professor of Surgery in the University of Glasgow, I892-I924. This second medal, the so-called University Macewen Medal, is awarded to the most distinguished university student in surgery. No. 26. Louis PASTEUR. Born at Dole, Franche Comte, i822; died near St. Cloud, I895. French chemist and biologist. Founder of bacteriology. Artist: AUGUSTE PATEY. French sculptor and medallist. Born at Paris in I855. (FORRER's Dictionary, vol. 4, 422-28, I909). Date i 889. Size 65 mm. Collection: Cabinet des Medailles, Paris. Courtesy of Mme H. MEITZGER. Obv.: Louis PASTEUR. Membre de l'Academie des sciences et de l'Academie de medecine. A. PATEY (fig. 35). Rev. Hercules crushing the hydra (fig. 36). No. 27. PASTEUR. Artist 0. ROTY. (I846-I9II). (FORRER's Dictionary, vol. 5, 222-49, I9I2, portrait in frontispiece). Date 1892. Size 67 X 48 mm. Collection : LYMAN C. NEWELL, Boston. Obv.: Louis PASTEUR. Ne 'a Dole le xxvii Decembre MDCCCXXII. Pour la science, la patrie, l'humanite. (fig. 37). This content downloaded from 193.105.154.63 on Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:57:28 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditionshttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jspI48 MEDALLIC ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE Rev.: 0. ROTY. A PASTEUR, le jour de ses 70 ans. La science et 1'humanite reconnaissantes. XXVII Decembre MDCCCXCII. (fig. 38). No 28. FRIEDRICH W6HLER. German chemist. Born at Escher- sheim near Francfort, i8oo; died, Gottingen, i882. Synthesis of urea (i828). Polymerism of cyanic and cyanuric acid, study of benzaldehyde, benzoyl, uric acid, etc. Isolation of aluminium (I827), beryllium (i828); etc. Artist: EDUARD LUrRSSEN. German sculptor and medallist (Forrer, 3, 499, I907). Date i 88o. Size 98 mm. Collection : LYMAN C. NEWELL, Boston. Obv.: Portrait (fig. 39). In memoriam nataliciorum octogesi- morum XXXI Julii A. MDCCCLXXX fauste peractorum. Rev.: (oak and laurel branches). FRIDERICO WOEHLER nature indagatori sagacissimo discipuli amici collegx. No. 29. JEAN SERVAIS STAS. Belgian chemist. Born, Louvain, I8I3; died, Brussels, I89I. Determination of atomic weights. Artists: ALPHONSE MICHAUD, Belgian coin engraver and medallist. Born, Brussels, i86o; connected with the Belgian Mint since I878, its chief-engraver since I895. (Forrer, 4, 64, I909). This medal is signed ((A. MICHAUD d'apres L. W.)) Indeed there is an undated portrait medaillon of STAs by LUOPOLD WIENER, Belgian sculptor and medallist, born, Venloo, I823; died, Brussels, I89I. (Forrer, 6, 490-95, I9I6). Date: i89i. Size: 50 mm. Collection : LYMANN C. NEWELL, Boston. Obv.: Portrait (fig. 40). No legend save the signature above- mentioned. Rev.: Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux Arts de Belgique. A JEAN SERVAIS STAS, ne 'a Louvain le 2I aoAut I8I3, elu membre de la Classe des Sciences en I84I. Souvenir jubilaire (5 mai I891). This content downloaded from 193.105.154.63 on Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:57:28 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditionshttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jspArticle Contentsp.[146][unnumbered][unnumbered][unnumbered][unnumbered]p.147p.148Issue Table of ContentsIsis, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Feb., 1929), pp. 1-170Volume Information [p.1]Front Matter [pp.3-4]Preface to Volume Twelve [pp.5-9]Practical Chemistry in the Twelfth Century Rasis de aluminibus et salibus [pp.10-46]La Peste de 1763 en Dalmatie. II [pp.47-87]Le R. P. Henri Bosmans, S. J. (1852-1928) [pp.88-112]Notes sur quelques mdecins juifs gyptiens qui se sont illustrs l'poque arabe [pp.113-131]Notes on Indian Mathematics. A Criticism of George Rusby Kaye's Interpretation [pp.132-145]Medallic Illustrations of the History of Science (First Series: XIXth and XXth Centuries) Fifth Article [pp.146-148]Notes and Correspondance [pp.149-151]ReviewsThe Book of Surgeries of Master Thomas Scellinck from Thienen [pp.152-153]untitled [pp.154-156]untitled [pp.156-157]untitled [pp.157-161]untitled [p.161]untitled [pp.161-163]untitled [pp.163-165]untitled [pp.165-168]untitled [pp.168-169]

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