Science: Atoms, Drugs, Wines

To St. Louis, busy mart, came 1,500 chemists for the 75th meeting of the American Chemical Society; organic chemists, inorganic chemists, biological chemists, physical chemists, industrial chemists, engineering chemists; chemists who worked with spectroscope and vacuum tube to find out the structure of the atom, chemists who spent their days with rabbit and guinea pig to ferret out the secrets of growth, chemists who messed about with saps and sawdust to build up substitutes for rubber, sugar, silk. More than 300 scientific papers were read. More than a fifth of these were on...