Science: The Academy

They were the vanguard of U. S. Science, the 100 who met last week in Washington. They assembled as the 4 National Academy of Sciences to consider news from unknown fields. For her exploration of blood cells, they received into their ranks the first woman member of their company, Miss Florence Rena Sabin, physiologist at Johns Hopkins Medical School.

Came the reports, on subjects large . and small. Some members reread the papers they had presented before the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia (TIME, May 4).

Bananas. Early in their session, the scientists were...

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