Science: Old-Fashioned

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This week California's Stanford University holds a centennial celebration to commemorate one of the greatest events in the history of science: the discovery that cells are the basic units of all living tissue. Until this principle was established it was no more possible for biology to progress than for chemistry to progress without knowledge of the atom.

Stanford's special celebration is a meeting. It is not a mass meeting of laymen nor a big crowded convention like last week's meeting in Milwaukee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science,...

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