” A Treatment of Modern Physics”

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IT is now more years than I care to think of since books were entrusted to me for review in NATURE, but it is the first time that I have seen a letter anything like that which Prof. Saha has sent for publication, and in the original and longer form in which the Editor showed it to me it was even more individual. I can scarcely be expected, at this time of day, to take lessons from Prof. Saha as to how to review a book, or to deal with his letter point by point, especially as a great deal of it is, to speak mildly, disingenuous. I may remark, however, that it is not correct to say that I did not point out a single mistake, and, further, that I was less concerned with details than with general principles. It was owing to a delicacy which I now realize to have been misplaced that I did not remark on the style in which the book is set down. Perhaps Prof. Saha's letter furnishes comment on that point.

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