History of science graphics, circa 1600s-1900s.


History of science graphics, circa 1600s-1900s.

Collection consisting mainly of modern reproductions of earlier prints, with a few originals. Includes a photograph of George Sarton, inscribed by him to Henry Guerlac, June 1941; an etching (circa 17th century) depicting the Studio Publico in Bologna; a hand-colored print of the (then) new gallery of the Vatican Library, 1794; a print from the original woodblock of a plate from Realdo Colombo's De re anatomica, 1559; a 20th-century postcard reproduction of a print depicting Justus Liebig's laboratory in Giessen in 1841; a photograph of the fountain at Trinity College, Cambridge, inscribed by Sir Joseph and Lady Thomson; silhouettes of science faculty including H.H. Boysen and Howard B. Adelmann; modern reproductions of a few of the illustrations in Vesalius's De humani corporis fabrica; and reproductions of paintings of William Osler, Walter Reed, and others from the series Pioneers of American Medicine, with a series prospectus.

0.3 cubic feet.

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Liebig, Justus, Freiherr von, 1803-1873

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Justus Liebig, German chemist. From the description of Justus Liebig manuscript material : 1 item, [1844?] (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 710907437 German chemist. From the description of Letter, 1836, May 26 : Giessen, to William Charles Henry. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35527571 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Giessen, to Herr Voith, 1844? May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590651 ...

Sarton, George, 1884-1956

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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 th...

Vesalius, Andreas, 1514-1564

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Adelmann, Howard B. (Howard Bernhardt), 1898-

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American embryologist and historian of science; professor of histology and embryology at Cornell University, 1921-1963. From the description of Adelmann research materials collection, circa 1921-1963. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936434 Zoologist, embryologist. Howard B. Adelmann was born in Buffalo, New York on May 8, 1898. He graduated from Cornell University in 1920, received a M.A. in 1922 and a Ph.D. from Cornell Universit...

Boysen, H. H.

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Guerlac, Henry.

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Author. Born 1912; died 1985. From the description of Papers of Henry Guerlac, 1946. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77575497 Professor of History of Science, Cornell University. Henry Edward Guerlac (1910-1982) graduated from Cornell University in 1932, received a master's degree in biochemistry from Cornell in 1933, and a doctorate in European history from Harvard University in 1941. Before joining the Cornell faculty in 1946, he taught at Harvard, ...

Thomson, J. J. (Joseph John), 1856-1940

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English physicist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Trinity Lodge, Cambridge, to Sir Sydney Cockerell, 1927 Feb. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572272 Physicist (cathode rays, atomic structure, electrons) and administrator. On the faculty at University of Cambridge (1884-1940): director, Cavendish Laboratory (1884-1918), physics faculty (1894-1919), and master of Trinity College (1918-1940); and on the natural philosophy faculty at the Royal Instituti...

Colombo, Realdo, 1516-1559

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