Science: Horrible Prospects

The general contents of a report prepared by a group of experts for the League of Nations Assembly in Geneva were published. The committee consisted of experts from the College of France, the Royal Institute of Florence, the University of Breslau, the Pasteur Institute, and Harvard, Copenhagen, Rome and Columbia Universities. It was appointed to investigate the possibilities of the use of poison gases and of bacteria in future wars.

Its report was well calculated to arouse the fears of the closely-packed nations of Europe; indeed, its portent is grave. It pointed...

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