Chemist Congress

The 67th annual meeting of the American Chemical Society convened in Washington under the Presidency of Dr. Leo Hendrik Baekeland, inventor of bakelite. R. S. McBride, President of the Washington section, welcomed the convention, and it was entertained by cinemas, teas, receptions, dances, sight-seeings, excursions to Government laboratories, to Mount Vernon, to Edgewood Arsenal. President Coolidge received the chemists.

The three general addresses were made by 1) Robert A. Millikan, Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology, and Nobel prizewinner for 1923, on The Atom...

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