Education: Another Prodigy

William J. Sidis, who in 1909, aged eleven, rosy-cheeked, delivered a lecture on the fourth dimension before the Department of Mathematics at Harvard, was even more a prodigy than Professor Gildersleeve. But from a recent report in the New York Tribune, it appears that he has abandoned the intellectual life.

His father, the late Dr. Boris Sidis, eminent authority on psychopathology, decided when his son was born to give him a more intensive education than the American school, with what Dr. Boris called at the time its "discipline and routine," its "rubbish and...

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