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The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 3 1 Browse Search
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Scientific Cambridge. Ohn Trowbridge, S. D., Rumford Professor in Harvard College, and director of the Jefferson Physical Laboratory. The London Nature, in a review of Dr. George Birkbeck Hill's interesting book, entitled Harvard College by an Oxonian, noted the fact that the author had not expatiated upon the remarkable laboratories and scientific collections at Cambridge, which to the mind of the critic constituted the most noteworthy portion of the university. When I, too, consider that these laboratories and museums are the growth of hardly more than fifty years, and remember that they already have a world-wide reputation, I feel that the genial Dr. Hill should have devoted much space to them. In Sanders Theatre, over the stage, it is told in sonorous Latin how our ancestors founded the university:— Hic in sylvestibus et in incultis locis Angli domo profugi. After reading this, if one goes to the Jefferson Physical Laboratory, and looks at the small cabinet which cont