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‘From Elephant’s Foot … to Cortisone’: Boots Pure Drug Company and Dioscorea Sylvatica in South Africa, c. 1950–1963

Overview of attention for article published in South African Historical Journal, December 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#3 of 203)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)

Mentioned by

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7 news outlets
twitter
2 tweeters

Readers on

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13 Mendeley
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Title
‘From Elephant’s Foot … to Cortisone’: Boots Pure Drug Company and Dioscorea Sylvatica in South Africa, c. 1950–1963
Published in
South African Historical Journal, December 2019
DOI 10.1080/02582473.2019.1668837
Authors

William Beinart, Rebecca Beinart

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 13 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 2 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 15%
Student > Bachelor 1 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 8%
Professor 1 8%
Other 2 15%
Unknown 4 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 2 15%
Social Sciences 2 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 15%
Computer Science 1 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Unknown 4 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 54. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 February 2020.
All research outputs
#454,438
of 16,936,654 outputs
Outputs from South African Historical Journal
#3
of 203 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#14,113
of 331,870 outputs
Outputs of similar age from South African Historical Journal
#1
of 4 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,936,654 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 203 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 4.5. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its peers.
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