Sarton, George, 1884-1956

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1884-08-31
Death 1956-03-22
Americans
Arabic, French, English, German

Biographical notes:

Historian of science, George Alfred Leon Sarton was born on August 31, 1884, in Ghent, Belgium. He studied the natural sciences at the University of Ghent, and received his D.Sc. in 1911. Escaping to England before World War I, Sarton then came to the United States in 1915. After spending some time in lecturing positions, Sarton came to Harvard University in 1920, was made a full professor there in 1940 and retired in 1951 when he was made professor emeritus. He was founder of the journals, Isis and Osiris, and author of numerous books on the history of science. He married Eleanor Mabel Elwes on June 22, 1911, and had one daughter, May, in May 1912.

From the description of George Sarton papers, 1890-1949 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702168743

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Subjects:

  • Science, Renaissance
  • Geology
  • Gender
  • Medicine
  • Anthropology, ethnography, fieldwork
  • Social conditions, social advocacy, social reform
  • Chemistry--Study and teaching
  • Biology
  • Race
  • Inventions--20th century
  • Biology, genetics, eugenics
  • Science, medieval
  • Race, race relations, racism
  • Mechanics
  • Science--History
  • Science--History--Study and teaching
  • Sarton medal
  • Human ecology
  • Science--Historiography
  • Ecology
  • Science, ancient
  • Celestial mechanics--Study and teaching
  • Social inequality
  • Zoology
  • Anthropology
  • Astronomy--Study and teaching

Occupations:

  • Editors
  • Historians of science
  • Scientists
  • Inventors

Places:

  • Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Latin America (as recorded)