The Completeness of Nineteenth-Century Science

@article{Badash1972TheCO,
  title={The Completeness of Nineteenth-Century Science},
  author={Lawrence Badash},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1972},
  volume={63},
  pages={48 - 58}
}
R ETIRING PRESIDENT BENTLEY GLASS captured newspaper headlines in December 1970 with his address to the Chicago meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. To do this he had to compete with such newsworthy items about the AAAS as Edward Teller's rejection of a "Dr. Strangelove Award" and the knitting-needle stabbing of a young radical, who had disrupted a session on "The Individual and Violence," by a professor's wife who "had no other weapon." This uncommon journalistic… 
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