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Science, History and Social Concern: Essays in Honor of Everett Mendelsohn (2002)


"To earn a degree, every doctoral candidate should go out to Harvard Square, find an audience, and explain his [or her] dissertation". Everett Mendelsohn's worldly advice to successive generations of students, whether apocryphal or real, has for over forty years spoken both to the essence of his scholarship, and to the role of the scholar. Possibly no one has done more to establish the history of the life sciences as a recognized university discipline in the United States, and to inspire a critical concern for the ways in which science and technology operate as central features of Western society. This book is both an act of homage and of commemoration to Professor Mendelsohn on his 70th birthday. As befits its subject, the work it presents is original, comparative, wide-ranging, and new. Since 1960, Everett Mendelsohn has been identified with Harvard Univer­ sity, and with its Department of the History of Science. Those that know him as a teacher, will also know him as a scholar. In 1968, he began- and after 30 years, has just bequeathed to others - the editorship of the Journal of the History of Biology, among the earliest and one of the most important publications in its field. At the same time, he has been a pioneer in the social history and sociology of science. He has formed particularly close working relationships with colleagues in Sweden and Germany - as witnessed by his editorial presence in the Sociology of Science Yearbook.

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Authors & Contributors
Pan, Mei-Ling
Saulnier, Katie Michelle
Joly, Yann
Tsai, Yu-Yueh
Suporas, Charles
Chen, Tzung-Wen
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
Social Studies of Science
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
University of Chicago Press
Routledge India
National Chiao Tung University Press
Springer Nature
Springer International Publishing
Kluwer Academic
Life sciences
History of science, as a discipline
Science and society
Scholarly publishing
Rheinberger, Hans-Jörg
Mendelsohn, Everett
Heidegger, Martin
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
20th century, late
19th century
20th century, early
United States
Latin America

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