John Servos
Academic background
Academic work
DisciplineHistory of science

John William Servos (b. 1951[1]) is an American professor and historian of science. His research centers on the historical development of science as a discourse and in the form of institutions and on how science has situated itself historically in the culture at large.[2]

Servos is the Anson D. Morse Professor of History at Amherst College, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and past President (2002–2003) of the History of Science Society.[3]

His book, Physical Chemistry from Ostwald to Pauling, received the History of Science Society's Pfizer Award for best book in the history of science in 1991.[3]

He received his B.A. from Columbia College, Columbia University in 1972, his and his Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University in 1979.[3]

Selected works




  1. ^ Library of Congress catalog page for John W. Servos
  2. ^ "John Servos". Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Servos, John W. – Amherst College". Amherst College. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
  4. ^ Friedel, Robert (10 May 1991). "Review of Physical Chemistry from Ostwald to Pauling: The Making of a Science in America by John W. Servos". Science. 252 (5007): 863–864. doi:10.1126/science.252.5007.863. PMID 17744266. S2CID 38252208. p. 864