John Servos

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John William Servos (b. 1951[1]) is an American professor and historian of science. His research centers on the historical development of science as a discourse and in the form of institutions and on how science has situated itself historically in the culture at large.[2]

Servos is the Anson D. Morse Professor of History at Amherst College, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and past President (2002–2003) of the History of Science Society.[3]

His book, Physical Chemistry from Ostwald to Pauling, received the History of Science Society's Pfizer Award for best book in the history of science in 1991.[3]

He received his B.A. from Columbia College, Columbia University in 1972, his and his Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University in 1979.[3]

Selected works[edit]

  • Servos, John W., Physical chemistry from Ostwald to Pauling : the making of a science in America, Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-691-08566-8
  • Crossley, Pamela Kyle; Lees, Lynn Hollen; Servos, John W., Global society : the world since 1900, Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2004. ISBN 0-618-01850-6


  1. ^ Library of Congress catalog page for John W. Servos
  2. ^ "John Servos". Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Servos, John W. – Amherst College". Amherst College. Retrieved 2008-10-20.