American Science in the Age of Jackson (History Amer Science by George H. Daniels

American Science in the Age of Jackson (History Amer Science by George H. Daniels

By George H. Daniels

During this first attempt to outline an American medical neighborhood, initially released in 1968, George Daniels has selected for distinct learn the fifty six scientists so much released within the sixteen medical journals pointed out as “national” in the course of the interval 1815 to 1845. In this reprint version, with a brand new preface and advent, Daniels indicates how American scientists emerged from a disorganized workforce of amateurs right into a expert physique sharing a standard orientation and customary objectives.

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But I think that after the development of scientific institutions has been traced in meticulous detail and the importance of the material background has been established beyond doubt, it will still be necessary to refer to widely held presuppositions about nature and the task of the student of nature in order to understand the exact place that science held in men's minds and how it related to other important elements of the culture, especially religion, literature, and the law. And I harbor the suspicion that after all this institutional work has been completed, scholars will study the record and ask, as I did, why "American achievements did not even measure up to such potentiality as its trained manpower and the institutional supports it did possess would have led one to expect" (p.

The country was large and its population scattered; transportation was difficult and communication both slow and uncertain; and besides this, Americans had of necessity been too much concerned with founding a nation and settling its territory to pay any considerable attention to science. In short, a nation in the process of establishing itself could neither find much use for, nor could afford to support, a community of men dedicated to scientific knowledge. But he noted that after the end of the war there had been a general awakening of interest in science.

For Lurie, see "The History of Science in America: Developments and New Directions," in Nineteenth Century American Science: A Reappraisal, edited by George H. , 1972), p. 9 5. See, for example, Donald deB. D. , Yale University, 1966; Clarke A. Elliott, "The American Scientist in Antebellum Society: A Quantitative View," Social Studies of Science 15 (1975), 93108; Robert V Bruce, "A Statistical Profile of American Scientists, 18461876," in Nineteenth Century American Science: A Reappraisal, edited by George H.

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