The Reparation Act and the Cost of German Publications


MAY I direct attention, through the columns of NATURE, to the serious position of scientific institutions in this country in respect to the operation of the German Reparation (Recovery) Act, 1921? Under this Act, of the cost of goods imported from Germany, half is taken by the Government towards the German reparation indemnity. Of course, most objects of commerce imported from Germany can be made in this country, and perhaps the Act is partly designed to assist home industries. There are, however, certain chemicals which are not at present made with sufficient purity, but this can be corrected.

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GARDINER, J. The Reparation Act and the Cost of German Publications. Nature 107, 359 (1921).

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