Science: Magnetic Current?

It was a startling idea—that magnetism, like electricity, flows in currents and can decompose water (TIME, Jan. 24). U.S. physicists kept politely mum. Their skeptical silence annoyed Dr. Felix Ehrenhaft of Manhattan. Recently, before the American Physical Society at Pittsburgh, he enunciated his theory again.

White-haired Dr. Ehrenhaft commands scientific respect: he was formerly director of the famed Physical Institute of the University of Vienna. He is also a noted heretic. In 1910 he tangled with Caltech's brilliant Robert Andrews Millikan, then a young professor at the University of Chicago, who...

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