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DEXTER AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN THE HISTORY OF CHEMISTRY

Year Awardee Affiliation at Time of Award Award Address Reference

2001

William A. Smeaton

(posthumously presented)

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

Bull. Hist. Chem. 27 ( 2002), 1.

2000

Alan J. Rocke

Case Western University

Celebrity Culture in Parisian Chemistry

Bull. Hist. Chem. 26 ( 2001), 81-91.

1999

Mary Jo Nye

Oregon State University

Was Linus Pauling a Revolutionary Chemist?

Bull. Hist. Chem. 25 ( 2000), 73-82.

1998

Seymour H. Mauskopf

Duke University

"From an Instrument of War to an Instrument of the Laboratory" The Affinities Certainly do not Change Chemists and the Development of Munitions, 1785-1885

Bull. Hist. Chem. No. 24 ( 1999), 1-15.

1997

Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent

Universite Paris X

A Language to Order the Chaos

Bull. Hist. Chem. No. 23 ( 1999), 1-10.

1996

Keith J. Laidler

University of Ottawa

Contrast in Chemical Style: Sidgwick and Eyring

Bull. Hist. Chem. No. 22 ( 1998), 1-9.

1995

William H. Brock

University of Leicester

The Chemical Origins of Practical Physics

Bull. Hist. Chem. No. 21 ( 1998), 1-11.

1994

Frederic L. Holmes

Yale University

What was the Chemical Revolution About?

Bull. Hist. Chem. No. 20 ( 1997), 1-9.

1993

Jospeh S. Fruton

Yale University

Thomas Burr Osborne and Chemistry

Bull. Hist. Chem. Nos. 17 & 18 ( 1995), 1-8.

1992

John T. Stock

University of Connecticut

Historical Chemical Instrumentation

Bull. Hist. Chem. Nos. 15 & 16 ( 1994), 1-8.

1991

Owen Hannaway

Johns Hopkins University

Herbert Hoover and Georgius Agricola: The Distorting Mirrors of History

Bull. Hist. Chem. No. 12 ( 1992), 3-10.

1990

Colin A. Russell

Open University, Milton Keynes

Records of Chemistry: Combustion or Conservation?

Bull. Hist. Chem. No.9 ( 1991), 3-7.

1989

D. Stanley Tarbell

Vanderbilt University

Ways of Writing the History of Science

Bull. Hist. Chem. No. 6 (1990), 3-7.

1988

Lutz F. Haber

Bath, England

Historians and the Chemical Industry

Bull. Hist. Chem. No. 3 (1989), 4-6.

1987

Allen Debus

University of Chicago

Quantification and Medical Motivation: Factors in the Interpretation of Early Modern Chemistry

Bull. Hist. Chem. No. 1 (1988), 4-5.

1986

Robert Anderson

Dept. of Technology, Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

 

1985

Robert Multhauf

 

Some Observations on the State of the History of Chemistry

HIST Newsletter Number 16 (Spring 1986), 4-6.

1984

Maurice Crosland

University of Kent, Canterbury

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

 

1983

Arnold Thackray

University of Pennsylvania

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

 

1982

John H. Wotiz

Southern Illinois University

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

 

1981

Cyril Stanley Smith

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

 

1980

Maurice Daumas

National Museum of Arts and Commerce, France

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

 

1979

Joseph Needham

Cambridge University

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

 

1978

George B. Kauffman

California State University, Fresno

"Alfred Werner's Views of Valence"

J. Chem. Ed. 56 (1979) 496-498.

1977

Modesto Bargallo

National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

 

 

1976

Trevor I. Williams

 

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

 

 

1975

Jan W. van Spronsen

University of Utrecht

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

 

 

1974

No Award

 

 

 

1973

Bernard Jaffe

 

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

 

1972

Henry Guerlac

Cornell University

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

 

1971

Wyndham D. Miles

 

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

 

1970

Ferenc Szabadvary

Technical University, Budapest

"Reflections on the Present and Future of the History of Science"

J. Chem. Ed. 48 (1971) 282-284.
Chem. Eng. News Nov. 9 (1970) 65.

1969

Walter Pagel

 

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

 

1968

Aaron J. Ihde

University of Wisconsin-Madison

"An Inquiry into the Origins of Hybrid Sciences: Astrophysics and Biochemistry"

J. Chem. Ed. 46 (1969) 193-196.

1967

Mary Elvira Weeks

Wayne State University

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

Chem. Eng. News Feb. 26 (1968) 71.

1966

Earle R. Caley

Ohio State University

"The Early History of Chemistry in the Service of Archeology"

J. Chem. Ed. 44 (1967) 120-123.
Chem. Eng. News Sept. 26 (1966) 113.

1965

Martin Levey

SUNY Albany

"Chemical Technology and Medieval Arabic Mining"

Chymia 12 (1967) 3-14.
Chem. Eng. News Oct. 4 (1965) 72.

1964

Eduard Farber

 

"Historiography of Chemistry"

J. Chem. Ed. 42 (1965) 120-126.
Chem. Eng. News Sept. 14 (1964) 145.

1963

Douglas McKie

University College, London

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

Chem. Eng. News Nov. 18 (1963) 108.

1962

Henry M. Leicester

College of Physicians & Surgeons San Francisco

"Some Aspects of the History of Chemistry in Russia"

J. Chem. Ed. 40 (1963) 108-109.

1961

James R. Partington

Queen Mary College, London

"The Discovery of Oxygen"

J. Chem. Ed. 22 (1962) 123-125.

1960

Denis Duveen

 

"Personalized Bibliography: An Approach to the History of Chemistry"

J. Chem. Ed. 38 (1961) 418-420;
Chem. Eng. News Sept. 26 (1960) 140.

1959

John Read

University of St. Andrews, Scotland

"Science, Literature, and Human Thought"

J. Chem. Ed. 37 (1960) 110-117.
Chem. Eng. News Nov. 2 (1954) 114.

1958

Eva Armstrong

University of Pennsylvania

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

No published coverage of the award.

1957

Williams Haynes

 

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

Chem. Eng. News Sept. 23 (1957) 24;
J. Chem. Ed. 34 (1957) 488.

1956

Ralph E. Oesper

University of Cincinnati

NO PAPER PUBLISHED

J. Chem. Ed. 34 (1957) 106