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Naturevolume 105pages326327 (1920) | Download Citation



I HEARTILY agree with the opinion expressed in the leading article in NATURE of May 6 that a Government subsidy is necessary at the present time to lessen the sudden shock of war conditions to our scientific societies, especially in the matter of printing. The case was well put by Sir Joseph Larmor in a letter to the Times some months ago: the blow strikes at the very roots of scientific advance, and the risk of vital damage is thus the greater because roots are apt to be buried out of sight. If the mischief be not remedied in time, it will become clearly manifest only when the fruits begin to fail.

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    • H. H. TURNER


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