The Zeiss Werke and the Ultramicroscope: The Creation of a Scientific Instrument in Context

  • David Cahan
Part of the Archimedes book series (ARIM, volume 1)


I presented a first draft of part of this essay at a conference on “Instruments and Institutions: Making History Today” at The Science Museum, London (April, 1991); I thank Robert Bud and Susan Cozzens for their invitation to do so, and John Krige for his helpful comments and criticisms at the conference. I also presented first drafts of other parts of this essay at History of Science Society meetings in Madison (November, 1991) and New Orleans (October, 1994). Finally, I thank Jed Buchwald and, especially, Gerard L’E. Turner for their many instructive comments and criticisms.


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  • David Cahan
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  1. 1.University of Nebraska-LincolnUSA

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