Science: Death of Lamme

"B. G. Lamme is dead. How many of our 112,000,000 know his name? He was one of the four greatest electricians in the country. Edison, Tesla, and Steinmetz were the other three. Lamme and Steinmetz are gone."

— ARTHUR BRISBANE, Hearst Editor.

At Ohio State University the young Benjamin Lamme studied electricity but slightly. He was a prodigy in mathematics — which explains his later power to perfect the most intricate inventions in his mind, without pencil or paper. Differential calculus and high-range multiplication were his diversions. Upon graduation, in 1888, he entered...

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