AMONG the many topics of national importance which have been discussed at the recent meeting of the British Association, there is none which promises to bear more fruit, or which we more gladly bring before the notice of our readers, than a scheme already suggested in these columns, which has been discussed and adopted at a full and influential meeting of representatives of all branches of Science, the President of the Association, Sir William Thomson, being in the chair.
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The Organisation of Local Scientific Effort . Nature 4, 281 (1871). https://doi.org/10.1038/004281a0