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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (4): 494–528.
Published: 01 September 2017
... was a student of Wilhelm Ostwald, who famously doubted the reality of atoms until convinced by Jean Perrin’s 1908 experiments on Brownian motion. This paper shows that limiting the role of the atomic theory was part of an effort, both in Ontario and in the United States, to reorient the high school curriculum...