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January 28, 1928


JAMA. 1928;90(4):307-308. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690310059025

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A National Fund in Support of Scientific Laboratories  Nov. 26, 1927, the meeting called by the Hoover Foundation for the purpose of organizing a movement in favor of university laboratories was held in Brussels. M. Brachet, prorector of the University of Brussels, stated that one scarcely ventures now to encourage a young man to engage completely in a scientific career. While scientific research affords joy to the investigator, there is a shadow in the picture, which becomes more and more ominous with advancing age. At present professors are often obliged, in order to live, to do outside work that is devoid of interest, which often has the effect of sterilizing their scientific activities.M. Van Zeeland, of the University of Louvain, and Professor Pirenne, in the name of the national universities, emphasized the necessity of endowing the scientific laboratories.Drawing from these addresses practical conclusions, the king has announced the

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