Science: Winter Medley

Bravely forgetful of salary reductions which their trustees might be contemplating, thousands of college teachers made expensive dashes across the country last week to attend one or more of the scientific congresses which make the Christmas school holiday a clamorous medley of "I saw that . . .", "I did this. . . ." In New Orleans, together with 33 smaller, affiliated organizations, met the American Association for the Advancement of Science.* Its incoming president, Professor Franz Boas of Columbia University, was bedridden in Manhattan, vexed that...

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