Talk:Edward Stone (natural philosopher)

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Tried to improve the sentence on Aspirin, which was phrased in a manner that I found slightly misleading. Uttenthal, Salamanca.83.35.147.254 (talk) 17:40, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Why is this article entitled Edmund Stone, when his name was Edward Stone? The name Edmund is incorrect, dating from the incorrect printing as such above his letter on willow bark in the transactions of the Royal Society. The error has been much perpetuated, but it is still an error. Bruern Crossing (talk) 07:02, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Even more: There was a contemporary mathematician named Edmund Stone: see this paper Edward Stone (1702–1768) and Edmund Stone (1700–1768): confused identities resolved, published by Royal Society in 1997.--Ferran Mir (talk) 16:00, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes, see reference 3 in the article.Bruern Crossing (talk) 21:24, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Parenthitical disambiguation[edit]

This article has had the following titles during its existence: Reverend Edward (Edmund) Stone; Edmund Stone; Edward Stone (discoverer of the active ingredient of Aspirin); Edward Stone (clergyman); Edward Stone (cleric); Edward Stone (priest)

Edward Stone is only notable due to willow bark, which contains the active ingredient of Aspirin. Of the above titles, only "discoverer of the active ingredient of Aspirin" (the wording on his blue plaque) enables disambiguation, but is not concise. He was indeed a clergyman (or cleric, or priest - the distinction is too subtle for me) but as such was not notable. My view is that "scientist" or "natural philosopher" (since the term "scientist" was not invented until after his lifetime) would be preferable. Bruern Crossing (talk) 20:56, 30 March 2016 (UTC)