Jan. 15, 1920.
The Attitude of French Societies of Learning Toward German Savants
Notwithstanding the fact that the treaty of peace has gone into effect, there are as yet no indications that relations between French and German men of science are about to be resumed. It will be recalled that it was the attitude of the ninety-three signatories of the all too famous manifesto of German intellectuals that induced our academies to break with the German savants. Before the war, Germany had, to a certain extent, reserved to herself the monopoly of treatises on natural science, and France saw fit to buy and use them, but does not propose to do so longer. The Sociétés françaises de sciences naturelles have recently formed a federation for the purpose of combating German enterprise in this field. The Sociétés françaises de chimie have also formed a federation with the same object in view.