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D. O. McCullough
The American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum exhibition, Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist, explores the obstacles and opportunities people without formal training can face when trying...
Andrew Seaton
After the Second World War, countries all over the world – old and new – sought to extend the benefits of modern medicine to a...
Michael Madeja
Did you read that title more than once? If you did, there is no pirate-like mischief about it! A boat is docked in the Society’s...
Tracey deJong
Grace Hopper (1906-1992) was a pioneer in coding, and an innovative system builder who concentrated on building compilers and generators—the tools that later supported the...
Joseph DiLullo
The sketchbooks of Sir Julian Sorell Huxley (1887-1975) are digitized in their entirety and available to view in the APS digital library. Huxley was a...
Michael Miller
Header Image: Ludovico Lipparini. Archbishop Germanos III of Old Patras raising the flag of the Revolution in Kalavryta. 1838. Hand-painted lithograph. Courtesy of the National...
Marian Christ
Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz (1822-1907), the second woman elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society (1869), contributed significantly to science and championed women’s education...
Charles Greifenstein
Baruch S. Blumberg (1925-2011, APS 1986) did much more in his life than win the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery of the Hepatitis...