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  • Twenty-Ninth Critical Bibliography of the History and Philosophy of Science and of theHistory of Civilization. (to May 1930)Author(s): George SartonSource: Isis, Vol. 15, No. 1 (Feb., 1931), pp. 197-319Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of The History of Science SocietyStable URL: .Accessed: 09/05/2014 20:19

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  • Twenty-ninth Crltical Bibliography of the

    History and Philosophy of Science and of the History of


    (to May 1930)

    This Twenty-ninth Bibliography contains about 723 items, some of which have been kindly contributed by the following scholars: C. W. ADAMS (Hertford, Eng.). M. BLOCH (Leningrad). F. M. FELDHAUS (Berlin). L. GUINET (Brussels). E. HONIGMANN (Breslau). E. KREMERS (Madison, Wis.).

    A. MARx (New York). A. POGO (Cambridge, Mass.). L. THORNDIKE (New York). H. WIELEITNER (Munich). J. K. WRIGHT (New York).

    This bibliography includes the eleventh series of addenda and errata to Volume I of my Introductiotn, to the History of Science (Baltimore and London, I927). An author's index will be found at the end.

    Papers and books sent to the Editor are entered into this bibliography if they are relevant to its purpose. They may be the object of analytical notes or longer reviews, if this seems sufficiently necessary and the services of competent scholars are available. It is obvious that only a small number of publications can be adequately reviewed and that it is not even possible to give a brief description of each and every onie. However, our classification is so comprehensive and so minute, that even if we do nothing but give the accurate title of an item and put it in the proper place, we are already rendering a real service to the author, the publisher and the learned public. There is no relation between the importance of a publication and the length of the note devoted to it.

    The ultimate aims of this undertaking are (i) to establish the History of Science as an independent discipline; (z) to demonstrate indtuctively the Unity of Knowledge and the Unity of Mankind; (3) to serve as a center of information and rallying ground to the scholars engaged in our studies.

    Harvard Library, Room I85o GEORGE SARTON. Cambridge, Massachusetts. June 6, 1930.

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  • 198 ixth TO vth CENT. B. C.

    PART I


    IXth Century B. C.

    Fuld, Ernst. Wissenschaft bei HOMER und Kritik. Sudhoffs Archiv fur Geschichte der Medizin, 23, 152-83, 1930. ISIS

    VIth Century B. C.

    Pien Ch'iao (Introduction, I, iO2). This Chinese physician ought to have been placed in the VIth century B. C. rather than in the Vth. I was misled by GILES' Biographical dictionary. According to SSU-MA CH'IEN, he must have flourished c. 53 1-26. The German translation of which I said on p. 103 that it was made by FR. H1BOTTER but as yet unpublished is included in the latter's mimeographed book Di.e chinesische Medizin (I929, I95-238, see also p. i2 ; Isis, 14, 255-65). G. S. isis

    Vth Century B. C.

    Chance, Burton. On HIPPOCRATES and the aphorisms. Annals of Medical History, I I, 31-46, I2 fig., 1930. ISIS

    Hennig, Richard. DerAraxesdes HERODOT dieWolga. Petermanns Mitteilungen, 75. Jahrg., p. I69-74, 1929. ISIS

    Jacobi, Gerhard. Geographische Beobachtungen und Anschauungen im Corpus Hippocrateum. Inaug. Diss. Jena. 64 p. Jena, 1928.


    Systematic exposition of the geographical data in the Corpus Hippocrateum, a body of observations overlooked by such modern writers on the history of ancient geography as PESCHEL, GUNTHER, and KRETSCHMER.

    J. K. W.

    Koch, Richard. Auslegung des ersten hippokratischen Aphorismus. GEORG STICKER Festgabe, i-io, Berlin, SPRINGER, 1930. ISIS

    Oliver, John R. The philological approach to the Hippocratean corpus. WELCH Festschrift. Bull. of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 46, I42-44, 1930. 1S15

    Sigerist, Henry E. Fraginent einer unbekannten lateinischen tSber-

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  • vth To ivth CENT. B. C. I 99

    setzung des hippokratischen Prognostikon. Sudhoffs Archiv fiur Geschichte der Medizin, 23, 87-90, I930. ISIS

    The Prognosticon was translated into Latin by CONSTANTINE THE AFRICAN, but there are also two much earlier translations, of which one was edited by KtHLEWEIN in I890 (Hermes, 25, 113-40). The second one derived frotm a St. Gall MS. of the ninth or tenth century is here edited. G. S.

    Sudhoff, Karl. Sketches. I. An account of the most ancient trade relations of Cnidos and Cos; II. The Doric settlement of the island of Cos. III. Where was hIIPPOCRATES the Great born ? Annals of Medical History, II, 13-I9, IO fig., I930. ISIS

    Sticker, Georg. Fieber und Entziindung bei den Hippokratikern. Sudhoffs Archivfiir Geschichte der Medizin, 23, 40-67, 1930. ISIS

    IVth Century B. C. (whole and first half)

    Berard, Victor. L'Atlantide de PLATON. Annales de Giographie, 38, 193-205, I929. ISIS

    (( C'est au pays de Gadiros-Eumelos, sur la cote d'Espagne, qu'il faut chercher cette Atlantide et qu'on peut la retrouver, car elle n'a disparu que dans le mythe platonicien. )) J. K. W.

    IVth Century B. C. (second half)

    Hiisinig, Georg. Palichaia. Beitrige zur historischen Geographie, Kul- tuirgeographie, Ethnographie und Kartographie, vornehmlich des Orients, fir3g. von HANS 1VZIK. p. 99-IiI, 2 maps. Leipzig, DEUTICKE, 1929. ISIS

    Identifies Panchaia, the island described by EUHIEMEROS OF MESSINA (I. C. 316 B.C.), with Kishin at the entrance of the Persian Gulf. J. K. W.

    Ross, W. D. ARISTOTE. Preface de D. PARODI. 420 p., Paris, PAYOT, I930 (30 fr.) ISIS

    A maintes reprises, SARTON a dit ici tout le bien qu'il pensait de la traduction anglaise des euvres d'ARISTOTE dirigee par W. D. Ross, professeur de philo- sophie a l'universitd d'Oxford (voir notamment vol. 6, p. 138; 7, P. 532; 8, p. 773; ix, 155, 407). Cette traduction et une edition avec commentaires de la Metaphysique justifient amplement 1'expose complet que donne Ross de l'ceuvre d'ARISTOTE (edit. anglaise, I923; Isis, 7, I77), expos6 dont parait, sans nom de traducteur, une ddition francaise, dont PARODI pcut dire justement dans sa prdface: ((Mais l'ouvrage se recommande par d'autres qualites encore, qui sont celles mEme de 1'esprit de I'auteur: une probit6 scientifique rigoureuse; un souci d'exactitude qu'on ne prend jamais en defaut; une absence totale de tout esprit de systeme qui inspire pleine confiance, et surtout peut-etre un don remarquable de clarte. On ne trouvera pas ici de

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  • 200 IIIrd TO ISt CENT. B. C. (2)

    savantes discussions sur les points obscurs de la doctrine, ni d'ambitieuses tentatives pour l'interpr6ter, ni une laborieuse critique de ce qui en est d6fini- tivement mort ou de ce qui en survit... Au reste, M. Ross insiste moins sur les parties les plus connues de l'aristotelisme et sur sa m6taphysique que sur les trait6s que l'on n6glige volontiers, les traites biologiques par exemple, ou les trait6s moraux; et il lui arrive d'y decouvrir encore, au milieu des d6combres de la science antique, des pressentiments singuliers de plus d'une conception moderne )). L. G.

    IlIrd Century B. C. (wvhole and first half)

    (Manethon). It is not enough to say that MANETHON was an astrologer

    (Isis, I3, 404) ; an astrological work ascribed to him is extant. For

    editions of it see my History of magic and experimental science (vol. I, 291-93)- L. T. ISIS

    IIIrd Century B. C. (second half)

    Bortolotti, Ettore. A chi dobbiamo il recupero dell'opera di APOLLONIO

    su le coniche? Archeion, 2, 395-6, I929. ISIS

    On va rep6tant que c'est h l'aide d'un MS. arabe vendu par GOLIuS au grand duc de Toscane que nous connaissons les livres V, VI, VII, des coniques d'APOLLONIUS. Or FERDINAND Ler est mort en I609 et GOLIus est ne en I596. En r6alit' le MS. de Florence avait 6te donne' h FERDINAND Ier par le patriarche d'Antioche IGNACE NEAMA. Quant aux autres livres des coniques, ils ont &t6 introduits en Italie par FRANCESCO FILELFO en 1427; des fragments en furent publi6s en latin en T5IO par GIORGIO VALLA; une version complkte en fut donnee en 1537 par G. B. MEMMO, prec6dant la celebre version de FEDERICO COMMANDINO (1566). (Voir Isis, 7, 178). L. G.

    IInd Century B. C. (whole and first half)

    Eudoxos, Papyrus of (Introduction, I, I84). HEATH in ARISTARCHUS OF SAMOS, (Oxford, I9I3) p. iiz, says: ' the Didascalia caelestis

    of Leptines, known as Ars EUDOXI 'and p. 200, footnote: 'TANNERY

    prefers the title restored by LETRONNE, Didascalie celeste de Leptine' C. W. ADAMS. ISIS

    Ist Century B. C. (second half)

    Lulofs, H. J. STRABO over Scythen: Specimen van antieke anthropo- geographie. (Geographische en geologische mededeelinigen. Publicaties

    uit het geografisch en uit het mineralogisch-geologisch instituut der

    Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht. Anthropogeographische reeks No. i.) 39 p., map. Utrecht, OOSTHOEK, 1929. ISIS

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  • ist (2) TO iiird CENT. 201

    Ist Century (second half)

    Heine-Geldern, Robert. Orissa und die Mundavolker im 'Periplus des Erythriischen Meeres '. Beitrdge zur historischen Geographie, Kulturgeographie, Ethnographie und Kartographie, vornehmlich des Orients, hrsg. von HANS MZIK. P. I57-7I, I map. Leipzig, DEU- TICKE, 1929. ISIs

    lInd Century (whole and first half)

    Kraus, Karl. Qber die Grundlagen der Terminologie in der ((Geo- graphic)) des PTOLEMAEUS. Beitrage zur historischenl Geographie, Kulturgeographie, Ethnographic und Kartographie, vornehmlich des Orients, hrsg. von HANS MZIK. P. 144-56. Leipzig, DEUTICKE, 1929. ISIS

    Ueta, Joe. A paradox in astronomy. Popular astronomy, 38, 249, 1930. ISIS

    Note concerning the absence, in the Almagest, of references to the brightest star in Eridanus, Achernar, declination -57045' (equinox igoo). J. UETA, of the Kyoto University Observatory, computes the declination,-66052', for the equinox A.D. 200, and thus proves that the star was then invisible even far south of Alexandria (latitude 310I I '). Hence, Achernar has no bearing on the relation of the Almagest to older catalogues (HIPPARCHOS) based on observations made in higher latitudes. A. P.

    lInd Century (second half)

    Dionysius Byzantius. DIONYSII BYZANTII Anaplus Bospori una cum

    scholiis X saeculi edidit et illustravit RUDOLF GtiNGERICH. LXXV-4-

    45 p. (Inaug.-Diss.) Berlin, WEIDMANNsche Buchhandlung, I927. ISIS

    Reviewed by K. v. FRITZ, Deutsche Literaturzeitung,, 2003-05, 1929, and by PAUL GRAINDOR, Byzantion, 3, 503, 1928.

    Meyerhof, Max. La version arabe d'un traite perdu de GALIEN. Byzantion, 3, 413-42, I928. ISIS

    Apropos of the Iepti -rJ3v tarptK6v OVvopaLTcov, a dictionary of medical terms which exists neither in Greek, nor in Latin, nor in Syriac, but of which a part is available in Arabic (Leiden, Ms. Or. 585). G. S.

    ITIrd Century (whole and first half)

    Hua T'o (Introduction, I, 325). It was not enough to say he was a surgeon ; he was practically the only Chinese surgeon, that is, if acupuncture is not considered surgery. He set forth interesting

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  • 202 IIird TO vth CENT. (2)

    views on gymnastics. FR. HQBOTTER: Die chinesische Mediz-in (I 929, 315 - I 6; see Isis, I 4, 25 5 -63). G. S. isis

    Relim, Albert; Schramm, E. BITONs Bau von Belagerungsmaschinen und GeschUtzen. Griechisch und deutsch. 28 p., 6 p1., io fig. (Abh. d. Bayer. Akad. d. Wfiss., Philos.-hist. Abt., neue Folge 2, I929). Miinchen, OLDENBOURG, 1929. ISIS

    Reviewed by ROBERT GROSSE, Deutsche Literaturzeituna; I, 843 930

    IIlrd Century (second half)

    Wang Shu-ho (Introduction, I, 342). The German translation by HUBOTTER, which I announced, is the translation not of the Mo-ching but of the Mai-chiieh (7615, 3225), which was ascribed to WANG SHU-HO, but was composed by KAO YANG (5927, 12883), presumably after the eleventh century (?), together with a commentary by CHANG SHIH-HSIEN (416, 9969, 45I3), as edited by Hsuj ANG (4748, 75). This translation has finally appeared in FR. HIBOTTER: Die chine- sische Medizin (1929, 239-72; see Isis, 14., 255-63). The Mo-ching was divided into io books; the Mai-chiieh according to HtBOTTER'S translation contains only four books, The relation of those two works, both dealing with the puilse, is not yet clear to me. I have no time now to investigate the matter. A French translation of the Mo-chiting by Father HERVIEU is included in J. B. Du HALDE: Description geographique de l'Empire de la Chine (1735). G. SARTON.


    Vth Century (second half)

    Ganguli, Saradakanta. The elder ARYABHATA'S value of 7r. American Mathematical Monthly, 37, I6-29, 1930. ISIS

    ((In the absence of fresh evidence to the contrary, the credit of discovering the value 62832/20000 (= 3.I4I6) of ir must, in all fairness, go to the elder ARYABHATA. We do not know how ARYABHATA obtained this value of ir. He might have got it by actual measurement of the circumference of a circle of radius IOOOO or by calculation of the length of the perimeter of a regular polygon of a very large number of sides inscribed in such a circle.))

    Kimura, Taiken. The date of VASUBANDHU seen from the Abhidharma- Kos?a. The four texts. Indian Studies in honor of CHARLES ROCK.- WELL LANMAN, 89-92, Cambridge, 1929. 'ISIS

    ((Judging from t...


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