Science: Pecuniary Rewards

The interests of Edward Lee Thorndike, famed psychologist and educational expert of Columbia University's Teachers College, range from the pleasant and unpleasant sound of words to the "goodness of living" in various U. S. cities. Lately, while investigating "the pecuniary rewards of great abilities," Professor Thorndike took a look at the pay of top-notch scientists employed in industry. In American Men of Science he found 72 industrial savants whose names were starred for distinguished research (by vote of their colleagues). He then hunted up as many of their salaries as he could find...

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