The Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh*


    THE Mellon Institute of Pittsburgh has published L in pamphlet form an account of the dedication of the new building on May 6–7, 1937 (NATURE, May 15, 1937). In the introductory address, the Hon. Andrew W. Mellon paid tribute to Dr. Robert Kennedy Duncan, who initiated the system of industrial fellowships ; and to his book "The Chemistry of Commerce", from which Mr. Mellon derived his original interest in the scheme. Discoveries and inventions, rather than governmental or political action, he said, "increased production, lowered costs, raised wages, elevated the standard of living".

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    The Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh*. Nature 140, 901 (1937).

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