George Sarton and the History of Science
Professor of the History of Science, Director, Atatürk Culture Center
Keywords: George Sarton, World War I, Science, History
Sarton, who was born in 1884 in Belgium, came to the United States in 1915. He gave a few lectures and courses during his first years in America, and in 1918 he became associated with the Carnegie Institution of Washington. He had already founded Isis in 1912, while in Belgium, and although its publication was interrupted during the four years of World War I, it began to reappear in the postwar years when Sarton established himself in the United States.