Was Ibni Sina an Iranian or a Turk?

Author: Aydin M. Sayili
Source: Isis, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Nov., 1939), pp. 8-24
Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of The History of Science Society

Aydin Sayili, 1913-1993

It has been said that "few historians of science count themselves among George Sarton's students" because in his "concern to stablish the history of science as a respectable scholarly enterprise, Sarton made demands on students so severe as to be self-defeating." Aydin Sayili was the first of those rare student-species to receive a Ph.D. under Sarton at Harvard University. The date of his degree and the title of his dissertation were announced in 1942.

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