A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 2, 1953

The reporting of scientific news is not a simple job. Most scientists are extremely shy of talking to newsmen, because few reporters are so well informed that they can talk on the scientists' level. When such a reporter does appear, equipped with enough scientific training to understand them, most of the experts are glad to talk.

Such a reporter is TIME'S Science Editor Jonathan Norton Leonard (TIME, April 16, 1951). Aside from reading some 50 scientific journals each month, plus following an endless flow of reports and pamphlets, Leonard is constantly packing his bag,...

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