The Reformation of Analysis
On one level, today’s analytical scientists may know more than the analytical chemists of the past – but at what cost?
Apostolos Gerontas |
A decade ago, when I left the laboratory for the sake of the history of science, I had some ideas about the instrumental revolution in chemistry, and I believed I knew the basics concerning the changes in chemical practice brought about by the introduction of analytical instrumentation (1, 2). I was surprised, however, to find that these changes ran deeper than I thought, both socially and epistemologically. The analyst of today is no longer the analyst of the 1930s, and the analyst of the “instrument era” is less than aware of this fact.
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