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Biographical entry Gascoigne, Robert Mortimer (1918 - 1994)

Born
16 March 1918
Died
April 1994
Occupation
Organic chemist and Science historian

Summary

Robert Mortimer Gascoigne was a science historian who specialised in analysing the significance and citation rates of over 900 scientific journals and books. He authored many works detailing this material including the Historical catalogue of scientists and scientific books from the earliest times to the close of the 19th Century (1984). Gascoigne as himself a scientist having worked in the field of organic chemistry for many years. His main area of research was on the tetracyclic triterpenses produced by Australian native plants. Gascoigne was a Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales until his retirement in 1977 and the following year was made a life member of the Royal Society of New South Wales.

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Events

1939 -
Career position - Member of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1978
Award - Made a Life member of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1984
Career position - Historical catalogue of scientists and scientific books from the earliest times to the close of the 19th Century published
1985
Career position - A Historical catalogue of the scientific periodicals 1665-1900 with a survey of their development. published
1987
Career position - A chronology of the history of science 1450 to 1900 published

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • DJS, 'Biographical Memoirs - Robert Mortimer Gascoigne', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 127, no. 3&4, 1994, p. 166. Details

Online Resources

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