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Daniel Webster Hering

Daniel Webster Hering

American physicist
Daniel Webster Hering
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Quick Facts

Intro American physicist
Was Scientist Physicist
From United States of America
Type Science
Gender male
Birth 1850, Washington County, USA
Death 1938 (aged 88 years)
Education
Yale University
Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Daniel Webster Hering (23 March 1850 – 24 March 1938) was an American physicist and university dean.

Biography

Hering was born near Smithburg in Washington County, Maryland, and graduated from the Sheffield Scientific School (Yale) with a Ph.B. in 1872. He occupied positions at Johns Hopkins, Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College), Western University of Pennsylvania (now University of Pittsburgh), and NYU, where he was dean after 1902. He was the author of Essentials of Physics for College Students (1912). Hering is credited with taking the first human x-ray in the United States on February 5, 1896 at Bellevue Hospital.

Foibles and Fallacies of Science

Hering was one of the original citations for Martin Gardner in his work Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science in which it is argued he founded the modern scientific skepticism movement. Hering's work Foibles and Fallacies of Science (1924) is considered one of the key original texts on matters concerning pseudoscience. The book was positively reviewed in the Nature journal as containing much "curious and interesting information." The book covered alchemy, astrology, divination, prophecies, perpetual motion devices, hoaxes and quackery.

A review in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences described it as a "serious study of pseudoscience" intended for the "layman in science and the professional student to whom we can highly recommend it."

Selected publications

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 19 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/arch/175/pages/hering.htm
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https://jpharmsci.org/article/S0898-140X(15)35311-8/pdf
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