Allen G. Debus

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Allen George Debus (August 16, 1926 – March 6, 2009) was an American historian of science, known primarily for his work on the history of chemistry and alchemy.wikipedia
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Karen Parshall

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Paul H. Theerman and Karen Hunger Parshall edited the proceedings, and Debus contributed his autobiography of which this article is a digest.
She earned her PhD in 1982 in the history of mathematics from the University of Chicago under the direction of the historian Allen G. Debus (1926–2009) and the mathematician Israel Herstein.

I. Bernard Cohen

In the contextual approach to history, developments should be compared across fields, and this is a feature of the school of Alexandre Koyre, I. Bernard Cohen, and Walter Pagel, the latter two being teachers of Debus.
Among Cohen's students (and protégés) were the Islamic philosopher Seyyed Hosein Nasr, Tufts University professor George E. Smith, Bucknell University professor Martha Verbrugge, Allen G. Debus and Jeremy Bernstein.

Bowdoin Prizes

Bowdoin Prize
In a seminar with W. K. Jordan he presented a paper on the English followers of Paracelsus which received the Bowdoin Prize in the Natural Sciences, the first of two from his years at Harvard.

Pfizer Award

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He was awarded the George Sarton Medal (1994) and the Pfizer Award (1978) from the History of Science Society.

Morris Fishbein

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In 1978 he was elected to the academic chair at University of Chicago established in honor of Morris Fishbein.
Allen G. Debus served as director of the Center from 1971 to 1977.

George Sarton Medal

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He was awarded the George Sarton Medal (1994) and the Pfizer Award (1978) from the History of Science Society.

HIST Award for Outstanding Achievement in the History of Chemistry

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He was also awarded the Dexter Award (1987) of the American Chemical Society and the Edward Kremers Award of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy.

Robert Fludd

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Debus reprinted 16th and 17th century texts by Elias Ashmole, John Dee and Robert Fludd.
*Allen G. Debus (2002), The Chemical Philosophy

History of science

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Allen George Debus (August 16, 1926 – March 6, 2009) was an American historian of science, known primarily for his work on the history of chemistry and alchemy.

Chemistry

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Allen George Debus (August 16, 1926 – March 6, 2009) was an American historian of science, known primarily for his work on the history of chemistry and alchemy.

Alchemy

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Allen George Debus (August 16, 1926 – March 6, 2009) was an American historian of science, known primarily for his work on the history of chemistry and alchemy.

University of Chicago

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In 1991 he was honored at the University of Chicago with an academic conference held in his name.

Autobiography

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Paul H. Theerman and Karen Hunger Parshall edited the proceedings, and Debus contributed his autobiography of which this article is a digest.

Evanston, Illinois

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Allen Debus attended the Evanston public school system where he showed an early interest in history.

History

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Allen Debus attended the Evanston public school system where he showed an early interest in history.

Victor Talking Machine Company

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A great aunt passed on her legacy of an epoch of music to him in the form of a 1908 Victrola and a record collection up to 1923.

Sound recording and reproduction

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A great aunt passed on her legacy of an epoch of music to him in the form of a 1908 Victrola and a record collection up to 1923.

Alexandre Koyré

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In the contextual approach to history, developments should be compared across fields, and this is a feature of the school of Alexandre Koyre, I. Bernard Cohen, and Walter Pagel, the latter two being teachers of Debus.

Walter Pagel

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In the contextual approach to history, developments should be compared across fields, and this is a feature of the school of Alexandre Koyre, I. Bernard Cohen, and Walter Pagel, the latter two being teachers of Debus.

Chemical engineering

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Debus studied chemical engineering and history, graduating with a major in chemistry in the summer of 1947 from Northwestern University.

Northwestern University

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Debus studied chemical engineering and history, graduating with a major in chemistry in the summer of 1947 from Northwestern University.

Indiana University Bloomington

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He pursued his master's degree at Indiana University Bloomington where he had followed John J. Murray.

Robert Boyle

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In June 1949 he presented his master's thesis Robert Boyle and Chemistry in England 1660-1700 under John J. Murray.

Abbott Laboratories

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He went to work for Abbott Laboratories, a company for which he filed five patents.