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“From the Library to the Laboratory and Back Again:

Experiment as a Tool for Historians of Science”,

eds. Hjalmar Fors, Lawrence M. Principe, and H. Otto Sibum,

Ambix, volume 63, issue 2 (2016)

ISSN: 0002-6980 (Print) 1745-8234 (Online)


Doina-Cristina RUSU


This special issue focuses on the reworking of past experiments and how the knowledge they bring can be used in the history of science, as a complementary tool to textual analysis. It is composed of an extended introduction and four articles, each telling the story of how reworking past practices led to acquiring knowledge which was either absent or obscure in the texts.

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