Science: Advancers

Ardent, august, the members of the British Association for the Advancement of Science continued their palaverings at Oxford (TIME, Aug. 16). They palavered about: Baldness. Since thyroidal secretions stimulate both brain and hair growth, "it is not far wrong to assume" that, loss of hair benefits the intellect. Famine. Sir Daniel Hall demonstrated the waste, in food-units, of lands planted with hops and grapes, but added: "A race that cuts out alcohol in order to multiply is the permanent slave type, destined to function like the worker bees." The burthen of...

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