OVER 340 YEARS OF LANDMARK SCIENCE
The complete archive of the U.K. Royal Society journals, including some of the most significant scientific papers ever published since 1665, is now freely available electronically for a two month period.
For those interested in the history of science and medicine, the archive contains seminal research papers including accounts of Michael Faraday's groundbreaking series of electrical experiments, Isaac Newton's invention of the reflecting telescope, and the first research paper published by Stephen Hawking. The archive provides a record of some key scientific discoveries in the last 340 years, including Halley's description of his comet in 1705, details of the double helix of DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1954 and Edmond Stone's breakthrough in 1763 that willow bark cured fevers, leading to the discovery of salicylic acid and later the development of aspirin.
The archive is being made freely available until December 2006, and then will be available only to subscribers. Worth a look while we have access - http://www.journals.royalsoc.ac.uk