Science: Rape of the Laboratories

For Dr. Vannevar Bush, general of the U.S. army of war scientists (TIME, April 3), last week was one of the most anxious of the war. It looked as if the under-26 draft might take a vital section of his army away from him. As a good soldier, Dr. Bush made no public outcry. But outcry there was aplenty from the nation's scientists.

Draft boards had begun to call young scientists considered irreplaceable by their laboratories. Secretary Charles L. Parsons of the American Chemical Society cried: "Sabotage!"

Youngsters are the brains and guts of...

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