“Decentralisation in Science”


I FULLY agree with the remarks on this important subject made in your leading article of last week; and the necessity for local scientific societies being in some way placed in direct communication with each other and with the central metropolitan societies has long been present in my mind. It is perhaps as yet premature to broach any definite scheme for effecting this object, which, as the writer of the article points out, would be surrounded by very great practical difficulties. The whole subject might very well be discussed by the Conference of Delegates about to attend the meeting of the British Association at Southport.

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MELDOLA, R. “Decentralisation in Science”. Nature 28, 413 (1883). https://doi.org/10.1038/028413b0

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