Sarton Medal

The Sarton Medal, the most prestigious award of the History of Science Society, honors George Sarton, the founder of Isis and one of the founders of the modern phase in the history of science. It has been awarded annually since 1955 to an outstanding historian of science, selected from the international scholarly community. The medal honors a scholar for lifetime scholarly achievement. The medal was designed by Bern Dibner and is donated each year by the Dibner Fund. Nominations are valid for 3 years.

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The Sarton Medalists of the History of Science Society are:

2017 Garland E. Allen
2016 Katharine Park
2015 Robert Fox
2014 Steven Shapin
2013 Simon Schaffer
2012 Lorraine Daston
2011 Robert J. Richards
2010 Michael McVaugh
2009 John E. Murdoch
2008 Ronald L. Numbers
2007 Martin Rudwick
2006 Mary Jo Nye
2005 A.I. Sabra
2004 Robert E. Kohler
2003 Nancy Siraisi
2002 John C. Greene
2001 Daniel J. Kevles
2000 Frederick L. Holmes
1999 David C. Lindberg
1998 Thomas L. Hankins
1997 Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs
1996 Loren Graham
1995 Charles Rosenberg
1994 Allen G. Debus
1993 John L. Heilbron
1992 Edward Grant
1991 Mirko D. Grmek
1990 A. Hunter Dupree
1989 Gerald Holton
1988 Stillman Drake
1987 G.E.R. Lloyd
1986 Ernst Mayr

1985 Co-winners: Paolo Rossi and Richard S. Westfall
1984 Charles Coulston Gillispie
1983 Georges Canguilhem
1982 Thomas S. Kuhn
1981 A. Rupert Hall and Marie Boas Hall
1980 Marshall Clagett
1979 Maria Luisa Righini-Bonelli
1978 A.P. Youschkevitch
1977 Derek T. Whiteside
1976 Bern Dibner
1975 René Taton
1974 I. Bernard Cohen
1973 Henry Guerlac
1972 Kiyosi Yabuuti
1971 Willy Hartner
1970 Walter Pagel
1969 Kurt Vogel
1968 Joseph Needham
1967 Not awarded
1966 Anneliese Maier
1965 J. R. Partington
1964 Not awarded
1963 Vassili Zoubov
1962 E. J. Dijksterhuis
1961 Alexandre Koyré
1960 Owsei Temkin
1959 Richard Shryock
1958 John F. Fulton
1957 Lynn Thorndike
1956 Charles and Dorothea Waley Singer
1955 George Sarton