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Skeleton Lectures on Science


I HOPE you will allow me, through your valuable pages, to suggest what I have no doubt would be a most powerful and successful means for promoting scientific knowledge throughout the length and breadth of the land. There are hundreds of persons with the desire and a sufficient taste and general knowledge of science, who now devote themselves to penny readings, who would be too glad to give popular lectures on scientific subjects, if they could only be aided by skeleton lectures, and the loan, on moderate terms, of simple apparatus, diagrams, &c., to illustrate the same. It certainly would well remunerate any scientific instrument maker to loan out apparatus for such lectures.


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L., W. Skeleton Lectures on Science. Nature 1, 459 (1870).

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