L'Alimentation et L'Elevage Rationnels du Bétail


    THE lives of most men of science are divided between teaching and research; he is indeed fortunate who can harmonise the duties. The late Prof. Alfred Mallevre, whose premature death in 1916 deprived France of a brilliant teacher and keen investigator, seems often to have regretted that his professorial duties left but little leisure for research, and it is sad to read, in the eloquent notice of his career by M. Georges Wery prefixed to the volume before us, that the Agronomic Institute at Joinville-le-Pont obtained suitable laboratory accommodation only when Mallevre was nearing the end. His devotion to duty did, however, reap the reward of enthusiastic pupils who have introduced scientific methods into fields which they might not otherwise have reached; M. Wery specially refers to the fruitful collaboration between Mallevre and M. J. E. Lucas, whose notes of his professor's lectures have been published. The book is indeed a clearly and practically written treatise on the physiology of animal nutrition suitable for any intelligent student in a school of agriculture.

    L'Alimentation et L'Elevage Rationnels du Bétail.

    (Opinions du Prof. A. Mallèvre.) By J. E. Lucas. Pp. 466 + 4. (Paris: Librairie Lefrançois, 1920.) 18 francs.

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    L'Alimentation et L'Elevage Rationnels du Bétail . Nature 107, 422–423 (1921). https://doi.org/10.1038/107422b0

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