Science at Harvard University: historical perspectives by Clark A. Elliott, Margaret W. Rossiter

By Clark A. Elliott, Margaret W. Rossiter

This number of essays examines opt for ancient questions about the interrelationship among the sciences and Harvard collage as an organizational, highbrow, and social context for technological know-how within the usa. The essays span the interval from the 17th century to international battle II.

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In an age when the prevailing pattern is for individuals to seek advanced training in a science in one institution and then a faculty position elsewhere, it is astonishing to look back at the first specialists in particular fields on the Harvard faculty and see how often they were local boys who were, as President Charles W. Eliot put it, "trained up" in the desired field. Many of these were in fact related to Eliot in one way or another. Other men recruited to the faculty from elsewhere married into the Harvard "family," to the daughter of a trustee, overseer, or other prominent and Page 21 prosperous Bostonian; evidently both fathers and daughters found Harvard professors acceptable suitors, among them Louis Agassiz and Asa Gray.

Knopf, 1987). 32. This topic raises an administrative variation on the more often geographic or cultural theme faced elsewhere in the history of science and usually phrased as "the center versus the periphery," as in Paris vs. the provinces. For a recent illustration of this, see Mary Jo Nye, Science in the Provinces: Scientific Communities and Provincial Leadership in France, 1860-1930 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986). She too found upon looking that more was going on in the provinces than previously suspected.

00, plus eight cents per page, per copy is paid directly to the Copyright Clearance Center, 27 Congress Street, Salem, Massachusetts 01970. O. Box 39, Clarkson Pstl. Stn. 48-1984.  Rossiter. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references.  ScienceMassachusettsCambridgeHistory.  Harvard UniversityHistory.  Elliott, Clark A.  Rossiter, Margaret W. 744'4dc20 89-64067 CIP Printed in the United States of America Page 5 Contents Preface 7 Acknowledgments 9 Philanthropy, Structure, and Personality: or, The Interplay of Outside Money and Inside Influence Margaret W.

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