Science: Kammerer Doubted

A few months ago the scientific world was sharply split by Professor Paul Kammerer's experimental demonstration of the inheritance of acquired characteristics on certain animals (TIME, May 12, June 18).

Last week this Viennese biologist arrived in America, fresh from triumphs at Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities, where he lectured on his work with fire salamanders and sightless newts, and convinced many of the leading British biologists of the validity of his findings. He was confined to his hotel room with a severe attack of grippe but was informally welcomed by Dr. Harry...

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