Maurice Crosland

Maurice CroslandIn chemistry, Maurice Pierre Crosland (1931-) is an English chemistry historian noted for his 1959 article “The use of diagrams as chemical 'equations' in the lectures of William Cullen and Joseph Black”, wherein he steps through the early history of chemical equations, particularly in the work of Jean Beguin (1615), William Cullen (1757), and Joseph Black (c.1770s). [1]

Crosland completed his BS in 1951 in chemistry, MS in 1953 in history and philosophy, and PhD in 1959 in the history of chemistry, all at University College, London, after which he was a history of chemistry professor at the University of Leeds, from 1963 to 1974. Presently, Crosland is professor emeritus, of the school of history, Rutherford College, University of Kent. [2]

1. (a) Crosland, Maurice P. (1959). “The Use of Diagrams as Chemical ‘Equations’ in the Lecture Notes of William Cullen and Joseph Black” (abs), Annals of Science, 15(2):75-90.
(b) Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry (Volume Two) (Cullen diagrams, pgs. 385-87). Morrisville, NC: LuLu.
2. Crosland, Maurice P. (2006). “Autobiographical Information”, American Chemical Society.

Further reading
● Crosland, Maurice P. (1978). Historical Studies in the Language of Chemistry. Dover.

External links
Maurice Crosland (faculty) – University of Kent.
Crosland, Maurice P. – WorldCat Identities.
Maurice P. Crosland – Britannica.

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