By George H. Daniels
During this first attempt to outline an American medical neighborhood, initially released in 1968, George Daniels has selected for unique research the fifty six scientists so much released within the sixteen medical journals pointed out as “national” through the interval 1815 to 1845. In this reprint variation, with a brand new preface and advent, Daniels exhibits how American scientists emerged from a disorganized workforce of amateurs right into a expert physique sharing a typical orientation and customary targets.
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The basic proposition of those arguing against an "American science'' was, after all, correctAmericans had contributed only minimally to the developing body of world science before the twentieth century. Most early American scientists who had any claim to membership in the world scientific community Page x had been the subject of at least one biography, although no others measured up to the standards set by I. Bernard Cohen, Edward Lurie, and A. Hunter Dupree. Works outside this explicit framework were extremely rare.
Consequently, I have ended my study about 1845. Although I did not wish to be limited to the writings of any specified, mechanically selected group of scientists, it still seemed desirable to have some objective foundation for the study. Consequently, an effort was made to select a group of men who could be considered "representative" of the normal scientific community of the period. '' As crude as this method may be, I think there are some rather good arguments that can be urged in its favor. One has at least reasonable grounds for believing that those who published so prolifically in the journals of the profession were the most highly regarded by their contemporaries, and certainly one has presumptive evidence that they were the most read.
Page xviii 11. Charlotte M. Porter, The Eagle's Nest: Natural History and American Ideas, 18121842 (Tuscaloosa, 1986). 12. Neal C. Gillespie, "Preparing for Darwin: Conchology and Natural Theology in Anglo-American Natural History" in Studies in History of Biology, edited by William Coleman and Camille Limoges (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984), Vol. 7. 13. John C. Greene, American Science in the Age of Jefferson (Ames, Iowa, 1984), p. 129. 14. Diane Lindstrom, Economic Development in the Philadelphia Region, 18101850 (New York, 1978) and "The Industrialization of the Northeast, 18101860," in Working Papers from the Regional Economic Research Center, edited by Glenn Porter and William H.
American Science in the Age of Jackson (History Amer Science & Technol) by George H. Daniels