By George H. Daniels
During this first attempt to outline an American medical neighborhood, initially released in 1968, George Daniels has selected for targeted research the fifty six scientists such a lot released within the sixteen clinical journals pointed out as “national” through the interval 1815 to 1845. In this reprint variation, with a brand new preface and creation, Daniels indicates how American scientists emerged from a disorganized crew of amateurs right into a expert physique sharing a typical orientation and customary objectives.
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One of the contributions of Greene's work is to demonstrate that a variety of motivations can work together to produce a result. But even though Greene finds a great deal of activity, it is clear that his period ended before the older tradition of science as avocational had been replaced, and at a time when only the barest beginnings had been made in institution development. At the end of his period, there was still no real sense in which there was a national scientific community. Instead, there was a continuation of the development of a group of communities, each including an urban center and its hinterlandPhiladelphia, Boston, New Haven, New York, Charleston, and New Orleans; then Lexington and Cincinnati were added as the nation moved westward.
John C. Greene, for example, in his splendid study of the period from the end of the revolution to 1820, has provided an underpinning for many of the conclusions of this study. For one thing, his efforts should have laid to rest forever the notion Page xii that there was not much interest in science in America. " 13 A great deal of ink has been wasted by historians who assumed that the motivations for engaging in scientific work must be either purely scientific or purely social/economic. One of the contributions of Greene's work is to demonstrate that a variety of motivations can work together to produce a result.
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.
American Science in the Age of Jackson (History Amer Science & Technol) by George H. Daniels