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By Garland Allen, Roy M. MacLeod

"To earn a level, each doctoral candidate may still exit to Harvard sq., locate an viewers, and clarify his [or her] dissertation". Everett Mendelsohn's worldly recommendation to successive generations of scholars, even if apocryphal or actual, has for over 40 years spoken either to the essence of his scholarship, and to the position of the student. probably nobody has performed extra to set up the heritage of the lifestyles sciences as a famous collage self-discipline within the usa, and to encourage a severe main issue for the ways that technological know-how and know-how function as important beneficial properties of Western society. This publication is either an act of homage and of commemoration to Professor Mendelsohn on his seventieth birthday. As befits its topic, the paintings it provides is unique, comparative, wide-ranging, and new. due to the fact 1960, Everett Mendelsohn has been pointed out with Harvard Univer­ sity, and with its division of the background of technology. those who be aware of him as a instructor, also will recognize him as a student. In 1968, he begun- and after 30 years, has simply bequeathed to others - the editorship of the magazine of the historical past of Biology, one of the earliest and some of the most very important courses in its box. whilst, he has been a pioneer within the social background and sociology of technological know-how. He has shaped relatively shut operating relationships with colleagues in Sweden and Germany - as witnessed by means of his editorial presence within the Sociology of technology Yearbook.

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