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According to the editors this volume is intended to present a picture of the development and status of various branches of the natural sciences, pure and applied, in the Netherlands Indies. They call attention to the fact that the book was prepared during the military occupation of both the Indies and the Netherlands, which made it impossible to obtain the collaboration necessary for a complete history of science in the Netherlands Indies. The book is made up of original articles and reprints of previous publications dealing with the development or status of various branches of science in the Netherlands Indies and also of travel accounts, biographic sketches, reviews and a list of scientific institutions, societies and workers at the time of the Japanese invasion. The editors are to be congratulated, for they have produced a valuable book which should fulfil their hope that this volume might be of use and
Science and Scientists in the Netherlands Indies. JAMA. 1947;134(5):488. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880220072035