Science: The Missing Link

In the race to put scientific discoveries to practical and profitable use, many a British scientist was convinced that Britain had fallen far behind the field. Last Week the London Observer thought it had found both the cause and the cure. Wrote the Observer:

"In pure science [Britain] has never lost her leadership. Much of the pioneer work in atomic physics ... was done in this country between the wars. Radar, penicillin and jet engines are other familiar examples of discoveries which had their origin here ... Yet there is a great deal more we could do ... Britain is strong in...

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