Scientists in Uniform: England

Huxley, Julian
April 1941
New Republic;4/28/41, Vol. 104 Issue 17, p590
Focuses on Great Britain's scientific experience in the World War II. Report that the national emergency is so overriding that background science has to be given up, and the purest of scientists find themselves attacking the most practical of problems; Report that in the last war the investigation of what used to be called shell-shock finally convinced the medical profession of the existence of the unconscious; Contradiction to the anticipation that heavy bombing would lead to widespread neuroses among civilians; Problem solving of the magnetic mine by the British scientists; Information on the wholesale air-bombing; Consequences of the camouflage as a result of the aerial bombardment; Report that blast effects on human beings are among the unpleasant novelties to be studied; Improvements in the field of blood transfusion; New methods for the treatment of burns; Applications of science in the field of nutrition; Report that the relation of science to the national effort is entering on a new phase in this war; Organization and relation of science in wartime to governmental and other public agencies.


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