Science: Empire & Emperor

The Carnegie Institution of Washington is the biggest scientific empire under one management in the world.* Its expeditions study archeology in Mexico, terrestrial magnetism in Peru, anthropology in Java; but its eight major provinces lie in the U. S.: Mount Wilson Observatory, perched on a mountain top near Pasadena; its division of plant biology, with headquarters at Stanford University; its department of embryology at Baltimore; its department of genetics at Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island; its geophysical laboratory and its department of terrestrial magnetism at Washington; its nutrition laboratory in Boston; its...

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