Dorothy Stimson

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Dorothy Stimson (born 1890 in St. Louis, Missouri – September 1988 in Owls Head, Maine[1]) was an American historian of science. She served as Dean of Goucher College from 1921-1947 and was a professor of history at Goucher from 1921-1955. Stimson served as the president of the History of Science Society during 1953-1957. Her research interest included the reception of the Copernican theory. She also edited a collection of papers by George Sarton, considered to be the founder of the discipline of history of science.

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Stimson graduated from Vassar College in 1912 with a bachelor's degree. She earned her master's degree a year later and then obtained a PhD in 1917, both from Columbia University.[2] In 1929, Dr. Stimson was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for British History.

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