May 2, 1914


JAMA. 1914;LXII(18):1402-1403. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560430032018

The contribution of large and steadily increasing amounts of money from the public funds for the purposes of agricultural research, experiment, and demonstration has brought the authorities entrusted with the expenditure of these funds face to face with the problems of their administration. The nation has a right to expect that the liberal means placed in the hands of scientific men shall be devoted to the ends intended. Science and scientific men have been singularly free from the suspicion of improper practices such as wilful misuse or intentional diversion of trust funds from their proper object; and probably no group in the community better represents the highest type of unselfish devotion to its own ideals. Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that even well-intentioned persons entrusted with the guidance of research and experiment are entirely unfitted by temperament and unprepared by training to appreciate the requirements and limitations of such work. These

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