George Sarton, His Isis, and the Aftermath

  title={George Sarton, His Isis, and the Aftermath},
  author={Gerald Holton},
  pages={79 - 88}
It is rare that a scholarly journal reaches its hundredth volume and also maintains its intellectual rank. Some explanations for the achievements of Isis suggest themselves. Two favorable circumstances were the timing of its founding, when there had grown up a small but critical mass of contributors and readers for such a journal, and that its founder was George Sarton, a person of wide‐ranging interests, passionate scholarship, and huge ambition. His frank program was to produce, with the aid… Expand
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