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The Colonial Microbiological Research Institute, Port of Spain, Trinidad, B.W.1

Nature volume 162, pages 1415 (03 July 1948) | Download Citation



IN 1945 Sir Robert Robinson and Prof. J. L. Simonsen, acting on behalf of the Colonial Products Research Council, paid a visit to the West Indies to acquaint themselves with the tasks in which scientific research could assist these and other tropical territories of the Commonwealth. From the observations they made in the Colonies which they visited, they concluded that almost every branch of science couid be called upon to take a share in raising the prosperity of these lands ; but that a special claim could be made for microbiology, of which only the most urgent medical aspects had been receiving attention in the past.

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