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A Florentine School of Physics and Optics

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THE city of Florence, deservedly famous as a place of pilgrimage for lovers of art, is no less worthy of a visit on the part of students of science. The famous Museo di Fisica, with its Tribuna di Galilei and its collection of priceless instruments, will always attract the lion's share of attention, but a visit to the charming southern suburb of Arcetri, with the astronomical observatory and the newly erected Institute of Physics and Optics, will amply repay the time spent in making it.

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