Science: Tercentenary

No one stepped forward with the Discovery of the Century, yet last week's meeting of the American Chemical Society in Manhattan was far from the usual, humdrum semi-annual convention. The Society's historians, led by Dr. Charles Albert Browne of the U. S. Bureau of Chemistry & Soils, had agreed that chemical industry in the New World got its start in 1635. This meeting, therefore, was to be a 300th anniversary jubilee. Current researches would be reported as always—for example, a symposium on brewing methods and a conducted tour of Jacob Ruppert's brewery—but the...

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