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For as long as this reviewer can recall, the education of scientists in this country has had a glaring inadequacy. This has been in the area of training of second echelon scientists who would work in various technological capacities. If one examines the training which most technologists and technicians have received, one finds that they have taken courses of study similar or identical to individuals who later go on to complete doctoral training, or that they have received no scientific education at all beyond, perhaps, the high school level. Both such categories of technologists have entered the field of laboratory work, often by chance, with no training that is of use to them. It falls upon the shoulders of the chief technician of the laboratory or of the principal investigator to train the would-be technician before he can serve any useful function. Most of the European countries, Germany and the
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