Dorothy Stimson (1890 -1988 ) 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.
Early life and education
Stimson was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and was the grandaughter of a former president of Dartmouth College. She graduated from Vassar College in 1912 with a bachelor's degree. She earned her master's degree in 1913 and a year later obtained her PhD in 1917,[dubious ] from Columbia University.  In 1929, Dr. Stimson was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for British History.
Stimson was the dean of women at Goucher College from 1921 until 1955.
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- The Gradual Acceptance of the Copernican Theory of the Universe. at Wikisource.
- 'The gradual acceptance of the Copernican theory of the universe', 1917 at Commons.