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George Alfred Leon Sarton (/ˈsɑːrtən/; 31 August 1884 – 22 March 1956) was a Belgian-American chemist and historian. He is considered the founder of the discipline of the history of science as an independent field of study. His most influential works were the Introduction to the History of Science, which consists of three volumes and 4,296 pages and the journal Isis. Sarton ultimately aimed to achieve an integrated philosophy of science that provided a connection between the sciences and the humanities, which he referred to as "the new humanism".
Belgian-American historian of science (1884–1956)
George Alfred Leon Sarton
|Born||(1884-08-31)August 31, 1884|
|Died||March 22, 1956(1956-03-22) (aged 71)|
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Ghent|
|Known for||Introduction to the History of Science|
|Spouse||Mabel Eleanor Elwes|
|Fields||History of science|
|Institutions||Carnegie Institution of Washington|
|Thesis||Les principes de méchanique de Newton (1911)|
* Isis (journal)
* Osiris (journal)
* History of Science Society