Science in Wartime

Wendt, Gerald
January 1944
New Republic;1/17/44, Vol. 110 Issue 3, p76
Focuses on the significance of science and managing scientific research during the time of the World War II. Dependence of the nation on science to create new weapons and resources during wartime; Effect of decline of research in pure science; Integration of the research with social needs so that the organized attack on the post-war non-military social problems has the promise of much more effective aid from science; Measures taken during the War in order to maintain pace of scientific research; Creation of National Research Counsel during the Civil war; Establishment of the Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD) in 1941; Limitations of OSRD to the services of the armed forces; Organization of a separate research agency, by the War Production Board, to serve proliferous war industries known as Office of Production Research and Development; Introduction of the Kilgore bill in the U.S. Congress to establish an Office of Scientific and Technical Mobilization expected to last beyond the War.


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