Science: Star System

Harvard and the University of Chicago last week could thank a geographer-geologist from Indiana University for calling the country's attention to the size and importance of their respective staffs of research scientists.

Professor Stephen Sargent Visher thumbed patiently through three editions of a fat volume in which topflight science men were starred by asterisks. American Men of Science was launched nearly three decades ago with a $1,000 grant from the Carnegie Institution. Through five editions it has been edited by Dr. James McKeen Cattell, now 73, himself a starred psychologist. But...

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