Education: Work in Progress

A scholar who set out to count the number of times the word the occurred in Shakespeare would be chagrined to learn when he finished the job that someone else had had the same idea, counted faster. To spare scholars such disappointments, James M. Osborn, a young Yale research associate, this week undertook to tell them what their fellow scholars were doing. With an assistant (Robert G. Sawyer), he compiled a comprehensive list of studies being made by researchers in the humanities throughout the world. His list, Work in Progress (not to be confused with the famed working title of James...

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