Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

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1877 - present
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Published since 1877, Biographical Memoirs are brief biographies of deceased National Academy of Sciences members, written by those who knew them or their work.  These biographies provide a personal and scholarly view of the lives and work of America's most distinguished scientists and a biographical history of science in the United States. The memoirs collection includes more than 1400 memoirs, including those of famed naturalist Louis Agassiz; Joseph Henry, the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; Thomas Edison; Alexander Graham Bell; noted anthropologist Margaret Mead; and psychologist and philosopher John Dewey.

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