Science: New Immortal

Dr. Robert Andrews Millikan, native American of Anglo-Saxon stock, was awarded the 1923 Nobel prize for physics. This is the fourth time that a Nobel award has been made to an American scientist.* The fact that 66 men and women in all have received Nobel decorations in physics, chemistry and medicine in the 23 years since they were inaugurated, gives America no particular license to crow. As Dr. Millikan himself has said, "We have not produced one-half as many—I think I may say one-fifth as many—out-standing scientific men in proportion to our population...

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