Did Diviš Erect the First European Protective Lightning Rod, and Was His Invention Independent?

@article{Cohen1952DidDE,
  title={Did Divi{\vs} Erect the First European Protective Lightning Rod, and Was His Invention Independent?},
  author={I. Bernard Cohen and Robert E. Schofield},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1952},
  volume={43},
  pages={358 - 364}
}
Q UESTIONS of priority and independence of discovery often arise in the history of science and it usually proves difficult to resolve them completely. Occasionally, a document may turn up, in which one of the contestants refers explicitly to the scientific work of one or more of the others, thereby enabling us to prove indebtedness. In the absence of such a document, however, the historian may find it impossible to find positive proof of indebtedness, but he can occasionally provide information… 
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The History of Science and the History of the Sciences: George Sarton, Isis, and the Two Cultures

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