This volume contains data with regard to living scientists all over the world. The editor says that those branches of knowledge which lie on the border-line between science and the humanities, between the objective and the subjective, have not been included. The sciences here represented are agriculture and forestry, anatomy, anthropology, astronomy and meteorology, botany, chemistry, engineering, geology, mineralogy, mathematics, medicine, surgery, etc., pathology and bacteriology, physics, physiology and zoology. The book contains a list of the world's universities with sites, dates of foundation and names of heads, registrars and senior professors; condensed biographies arranged alphabetically, giving, for each man, positions held, residence, date of birth, education and principal publication and achievements; and, at the end, a classified index of names arranged under the sciences and subdivided by countries.
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