Scientific Centenaries in 1932

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    THE value of the commemoration of the centenaries of notable men of science, of famous institutions, and of important discoveries, was demonstrated in many ways in 1931. The various celebrations not only gave opportunities for recalling great achievements but also provided occasions for reviewing the progress made in scientific research and its application to industry, and for stimulating public interest in modern developments. But apart from any direct gain which arises from such celebrations, it is only just that tribute should be paid to the memory of those who in the past have added to the spread of natural knowledge.

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    Scientific Centenaries in 1932. Nature 129, 10–11 (1932) doi:10.1038/129010a0

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