Science: Medalists

An anecdote which Sir James Hopwood Jeans told in Philadelphia last week when he received the Franklin Medal perhaps explains why the late great Albert Abraham Michelson dumped all his medals into out-of-the-way receptacles and why Sinclair Lewis tried to get Yale's Library to guard his Nobel Prize medal. Just before Sir James left England for his current U. S. visit he attended medal ceremonies at a small school outside Cambridge. The mayor was giving prizes to the children. To console losers the mayor announced: "When I was a schoolboy I never got a...

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