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Nature volume 78, pages 3438 (14 May 1908) | Download Citation



THREE years ago the late Sir Michael Foster described in these columns (vol. Ixxi., p. 443) the foundation by Prof. A. Mosso of the Col d'Olen Laboratory, at an altitude of 3000 metres on the southern slopes of Monte Rosa. On that occasion it was pointed out that the financial condition of the laboratory left much to be desired, and the hope was expressed that Prof. Mosso would secure ere long the necessary additional funds required. We are glad to learn, from a pamphlet descriptive of recent work at the laboratory, that the income of the institution has improved greatly, the subscriptions now reaching 117,504 francs, being very near the 120,000 francs originally considered necessary. It has been decided that the affairs of the laboratory shall be administered by a committee consisting of the professors of physiology, botany, and hygiene in the University of Turin, with the president and treasurer of the Italian Alpine Club. Prof. A.1 Mosso is the president, and Prof. O. Mattirolo the secretary. As was mentioned last week, two places in the laboratory are reserved to England, on the nomination of the Royal Society. Applications for a place should be made in the first instance to the Royal Society.

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