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Nature volume 81, pages 4346 (08 July 1909) | Download Citation



M. G. DARBOUX has been re-elected president of the Société des Amis des Sciences, MM. Aucoc and Picard vice-presidents, and Prof. Joubin general secretary. The society was founded in 1857 by Baron Thenard with the view of assisting unfortunate inventors, men of science, and professors and their families. Among the names of past-presidents of the society occur those of Thenard, J. B. Dumas, Pasteur, and others. Since its foundation the society has distributed in pensions and grants more than two and a half million francs. This year eighty pensions have been granted to old savants or their widows. The society has assisted the education of some seventy children, and made grants to thirty-five widows. The work of the society should appeal to all who benefit from the work of men of science. Information as to the society may be obtained from the treasurer, M. Fouret, 79 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris.

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