The Shortage of Research Workers


IN a paper recently read before the Royal Society of Arts on “The Government and the Organisation of Scientific Research,” Sir Frank Heath directed attention to the dearth of skilled research workers, who are urgently needed to investigate industrial problems. All who have studied the question are agreed that in the near future the necessity for industrial scientific research will be greater than ever, and it may, therefore, be well to point out some preventable causes which are likely to make the situation worse instead of better.

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DARLING, C. The Shortage of Research Workers. Nature 102, 486–487 (1919).

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