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International Scientific Nomenclature

    Naturevolume 101pages108109 (1918) | Download Citation



    IN the Comptes rendus of the Paris Academy of Sciences for February 11 there is a manifesto in the form of a memorandum entitled “Observations on Modern Scientific Language” by a number of French men of science, MM. Bigourdan, Blondel, Bouvier, Branly, Douville, Guignard, Haller, Haug, Henneguy, Lacroix, Lallemand, Laveran, Lecomte, Lecornu, Lemoine, Maquenne, Emile Picard, Roux, Schloessing, jun., and Tisserand. The writers of this note enter a protest against a tendency they have observed on the part of the younger generation of scientific workers both to neglect literary form in their publications and to introduce new and strange words which are often unnecessary or badly constructed.

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