“Historical and other Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine in the University of Edinburgh”

John Henry

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Abstract

Considering Edinburgh's prominence in the historical development of the sciences, it might be expected that the formal study of the history of science would appear as a significant feature in its university. Alas, this is not so, although there are signs that things are beginning to improve. If there is a deficit in historical studies of science, however, it is surely outweighed by Edinburgh's remarkable contribution to the sociological study of science and technology, which has even given rise to the designation ‘Edinburgh School’ to refer to a characteristic approach to the study of science that was developed in Edinburgh University. In this report I briefly consider the history of these and other aspects of the study of science, technology and medicine in Edinburgh as well as presenting an outline of the current picture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-35
Number of pages13
JournalNotes and Records of the Royal Society
Volume62
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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