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(1) American Men of Science A Biographical Directory (2) Leading American Men of Science

Nature volume 85, pages 397398 (26 January 1911) | Download Citation



THESE two books bear very similar titles, but they are nevertheless of totally different character, for whilst the first is an exhaustive dictionary of all the men of science at present living in the United States and Canada, the second consists of a series of biographical sketches of seventeen men of science who have all passed to the majority, but the period of whose activities range from the time of the foundation of the American Republic until last year. Prof. Simon Newcomb, who contributed one of the sketches to this volume, is himself the subject of another, and he died as lately as June 11, 1909.

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