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George Sarton

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The chief requisite for the making of a good chicken pie is chicken; no amount of culinary legerdemain can make up for the lack of chicken. In the same way, the chief requisite for the history of science is intimate scientific knowledge; no amount of philosophic legerdemain can make up for its absence.
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Sarton, G. The teaching of the history of science. Sci. Monthly 7, 193-211 (1918)

 
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