Science: Academicians Assembled

Last summer Queen Astrid of the Belgians was killed when an automobile driven by her King slipped off a Swiss road, hurtled 95 ft. before it crashed into a tree (TIME, Sept. 9). That tragedy, said Physiologist Yandell Henderson of Yale last week, moved him to inquire into the behavior of drivers involved in such accidents. Many a driver explains: "The car went out of control." To Dr. Henderson it seemed rather that the motorist went out of control. When a driver is jounced off balance in his seat, a powerful reflex comes into...

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