The University of Edinburgh in the Late Eighteenth Century: Its Scientific Eminence and Academic Structure

  title={The University of Edinburgh in the Late Eighteenth Century: Its Scientific Eminence and Academic Structure},
  author={J. B. Morrell},
  pages={158 - 171}
SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR the history of science as an autonomous discipline has steadily expanded, mainly through institutional recognition, yet much of its undeniably vigorous activity remains regrettably unknown to general historians. The chief source of this inaccessibility is clear. As long as it is assumed that science is just recorded positive public knowledge, then its history is likely to be concerned with mere technical accounts of scientific ideas and results per se. If, however, it… 
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