Science: Medals

Prizes and honors are seldom over-estimated by genuine men of science, and there are, of course, occasional cases of unrecognized genius in obscurity. But the scientific world usually knows its own divinities and strives to do them impersonal justice.

Edison Medal. The most coveted scientific award in America is probably the Edison Medal of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, awarded annually for "meritorious achievement in electricity." The Edison Medal for 1923 was awarded to John William Lieb, operating Vice President of the New York Edison Co.,...

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