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Nature volume 49, page 172 | Download Citation



I AM unable to understand how Prof. Smithells can in any way suppose that I either have, or possibly could, cast any imputation on his honesty, “scientific” or otherwise; and I fail also to understand what has given rise to the impression, unless it be that the opening sentence of my letter—which I intended should convey a compliment—has been turned round and a meaning given to it which I never contemplated, and which it cannot fairly be made to bear.

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