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Scientists Face the World of 1942

Nature volume 150, pages 56 (04 July 1942) | Download Citation

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THIS small book consists of three essays by Karl T. Compton, Vannevar Bush and Robert W. Trullinger, and three commentaries on these essays by Harvey N. Davies, Detlev Bronk and S. W. Fletcher. Although Dr. Bush relates his contribution primarily bo the biological and Dr. Trullinger to the agricultural aspects of scientific development, the theme of each of the essays is the problem of how best to apply the enormous accumulation of scientific information in an economic manner to meet human needs and desires.

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