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  Polio In 1908, Massachusetts
In pursuance of the policy inaugurated in 1907, the State Board of Health in 1908 continued the investigation into the occurrence and distribution of cases of infantile paralysis in the State of Massachusetts with especial reference to etiology.
In 1907 the cases of infantile paralysis in their distribution in a general way corresponded to the density of population in the state, grouping themselves as a rule about the centers of densest population, and only in and about Pittsfield, where some 28 cases occurred, was there evidence of any marked epidemic.
In 1908 carbon-tetrachloride was used as a fumigant in grain silos, etc. It was also used to extract cotton seed oil, probably in the Colrain cotton mills, which was at the geographic center of the epidemic, where the highest density of poio cases occurred, in this 1908 Massachusetts polio epidemic in Franklin County.
www.geocities.com /harpub/mass1908_2articles.htm   (5906 words)

  
 Science Quotes
Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.
Science is facts; just as houses are made of stone, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house, and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
Experimental science is the queen of sciences and the goal of all speculation.
www.lhup.edu /~dsimanek/sciquote.htm   (5075 words)

  
 Some historic events of the year 1908   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The year is 1908; a fiery serpent has scorched the Tungus, and a genie is seen sleeping in a vial.
There were, however, other revelations being made in 1908 that drew people's attention far more than the beautiful glowing nights of early July which were all the outside world was to then know of the object that the Evenki call a visitation from Ogdy, their god of fire.
Science has reconstructed the story of the past as one of a continuous Ascent of Man to the present-day level of his powers.
abob.libs.uga.edu /bobk/1908.html   (1682 words)

  
 Political Science :: History
The first identification of political science as a department was in academic year 1899-1900, by which time the institution was called the Oregon Agricultural College.
In 1917 the Department of Political Science became known as the Department of Government and Business Law, to be renamed the Department of Political Science two years later.
During this period any course additions had to be approved by the main political science department in the state, in Eugene, sometimes leading to creative efforts to justify teaching courses by relating them, for example, to agriculture or other topics that fit at the Oregon State Agricultural College.
oregonstate.edu /cla/polisci/history.php   (1518 words)

  
 Science Resources: geological sciences Archives
The Popular Science Browsing Collection in the Science Library has moved from the Current Periodicals Room on the first level to the Barnes & Noble Room on the garden level.
The Sciences at the University at Albany, 1845-2006
The Sciences at the University at Albany, 1845-2006 is currently on exhibit in the lobby of the Science Library.
liblogs.albany.edu /science_resources/geological_sciences   (1522 words)

  
 1908   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar).
A 40 000-year-old Neanderthal boy skeleton is found at Le in southwest France.
The Irish Universities Act 1908 is passed and creates the National University of Ireland at Dublin and the Queen's University of Belfast.
www.freeglossary.com /1908   (1308 words)

  
 Christian Science - Church of Christ, Scientist
Christian Science is a religion emphasizing divine healing as practiced by Jesus Christ; its tenets were formulated by Mary Baker Eddy.
Christian Science claims to prove through the healing of disease and other difficulties that the understanding of God and his spiritual creation is as effective now as it was in Jesus' time.
Although her formal education was limited due to chronic ill health, she studied such subjects as natural science, moral philosophy, logic, Greek, and Hebrew under the tutelage of her brother, a Dartmouth graduate.
mb-soft.com /believe/text/chrissci.htm   (1713 words)

  
 Becquerel, Antoine-Henri (1852-1908): World of Earth Science
X rays were discovered in 1895 by the German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, and in one of the most serendipitous events in science history, Becquerel discovered that the uranium he was studying gave off radiation similar to x rays.
On June 19, 1908, he was elected one of the two permanent secretaries of the academy, a post he held for less than two months before his death on August 25, 1908, at Le Croisic, in Brittany.
Among his other honors and awards were the Rumford Medal of the Royal Society in 1900, the Helmholtz Medal of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Berlin in 1901, and the Barnard Medal of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 1905.
science.enotes.com /earth-science/becquerel-antoine-henri   (1388 words)

  
 Nobel Prize in Physics 1908 - Presentation Speech
The Royal Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for 1908 to Professor Gabriel Lippmann of the Sorbonne for his method, based on the phenomenon of interference, which permits the reproduction of colours by photography.
Even before 1849, when the art of photographic reproduction was discovered by the pioneers of Science, Niepce, Daguerre, Talbot and others, the question of means of rendering and of fixing colours on the photographic plate has loomed large.
One glance at the illustrated works of our day, both in the domain of science and of art and industry, is enough to show the key position of photographic reproduction in present-day life.
nobelprize.org /nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1908/press.html   (875 words)

  
 Science-tician? Poincaré
He also showed that series expansions previously used in studying the 3-body problem were convergent, but not in general uniformly convergent, so putting in doubt the stability proofs of Lagrange and Laplace.
He was elected to the Académie des Sciences in 1887 and in 1906 was elected President of the Academy.
In 1908 he was elected to the Académie Francaise and was elected director in the year of his death.
www.francesfarmersrevenge.com /stuff/science/poincare.htm   (2916 words)

  
 ASU Libraries:
Old Main was opened in 1894; in 1908 the Science Hall (now the University Club) was dedicated; and the Auditorium/Gymnasium building was opened in 1909 (razed in 1956) to the west of Old Main, completing the historic "Quadrangle".
Military Science, ROTC and Aerospace Studies academic offices were located at Old Main as early as 1963, and Telephone Services was established on the first floor ca.
Also on the first floor of the 92' x 70' building were the offices of the President and the Board of Education in addition to science rooms, the art department and a museum.
www.asu.edu /lib/archives/asustory/pages/15land.htm   (376 words)

  
 Science Timeline
Unable to account otherwise for this agreement, they were led to regard mathematics as the study of ultimate, eternal reality, immanent in nature and the universe, rather than as a branch of logic or a tool of science and technology" (Boyer 1949:1).
Consequently, when the Pythagoreans developed the theory of geometric magnitudes, by which they were able to compare two surfaces' ratio, they were led, for lack of a system which could handle irrational numbers, to the 'incommensurability problem': Applying the side of a square to the diagonal, no common rational measure is discoverable.
About 260 bce, Archimedes of Syracuse contributed numerous advances to science including the principle that a body immersed in fluid is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the displaced fluid and the calculation of the value of
www.sciencetimeline.net /prehistory.htm   (6591 words)

  
 Gifford Lecture Series - Biography - Hans Driesch
The Science and Philosophy of the Organism, vol.
1906–1908: The Science and Philosophy of the Organism, vol.
German philosopher Hans Adolf Eduard Driesch was born in Bad Kreuznach and graduated in zoology from the University of Jena in 1889.
www.giffordlectures.org /Author.asp?AuthorID=54   (384 words)

  
 Jehovah's Witnesses, Christian Science and Freemasonry
Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, was an associate of 33rd Degree Freemason Henry Steele Olcott who founded the Satan worshipping cult called the "Theosophical Society" with evil female Freemason, mother of the New Age Movement and Hitler's spiritual guide, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.
Several people connected with Christian Science such as directors and board members and a number of the editors of The Christian Science Monitor were Freemasons.
Began with the Christian Science Monitor, in 1925 and has covered many important national and international stories for his paper including the League of Nations assemblies of 1926-28, Ramsay MacDonald's tour of the U.S.; London Naval conference; trips of American Presidents; nationwide political surveys; inauguration of Philippine Commonwealth.
www.theforbiddenknowledge.com /hardtruth/jws_christian_science.htm   (1804 words)

  
 Science Resources: atmospheric sciences Archives
This resource is available in the Science Library reference collection at Science REF QC 981.8 C5 D69 2006.
Titles included are Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Journal of Applied Meteorology, Journal of Physical Oceanography, Monthly Weather Review, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Weather and Forecasting, Journal of Climate, Journal of Hydrometeorology, and Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
Thanks to Ben Wagner (chemistry and physics librarian at the University at Buffalo, Science and Engineering Library) for this excellent suggestion.
liblogs.albany.edu /science_resources/atmospheric_sciences   (2247 words)

  
 Rudimental Divine Science
Science, all is God, and there is naught beside Him.
In Science, man is the manifest reflection of God, per-
The Science of healing is the Truth of healing.
www.mbeinstitute.org /Prose_Works/Rudimental_Divine_Science.html   (3108 words)

  
 Millikan, Robert Andrews: 1868-1953   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
He was aware of the importance of the public's understanding of science, to which he wrote Science and Life in 1923.
Millikan's contributions to science were with the research of cosmic rays.
Milligan was born in Morrison, Illinois in 1868.
www.light-science.com /millikan.html   (672 words)

  
 G. H. HARDY
This short paper has more of the air of a kindly old professor gently reprimanding an irrepressible student inclined to go off half-cocked than that of a major contribution to genetic thought.
The consequences of the paper have been quite far-reaching, however, for it gave rise to the field of population genetics, which forms one of the primary bases for the contribution of genetics to evolutionary thought.
To the Editor of Science: I am reluctant to intrude in a discussion concerning matters of which I have no expert knowledge, and I should have expected the very simple point which I wish to make to have been familiar to biologists.
www.vacadsci.org /jsr/hardy.htm   (967 words)

  
 Department Of Political Science
Before coming to UIC in 2001, Professor Rusk was a Study Director at the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center, a Professor of Political Science at Purdue University, and a Professor of Political Science and Department Head at the University of Arizona.
Professor Rusk was also a Fulbright Scholar in Denmark in 1973-1974 and a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 1977-1978.
Research Professorship, Social and Behavioral Sciences College, University of Arizona, Spring Semester, 1991 (research award for leave without teaching duties at the University of Arizona).
www.uic.edu /depts/pols/faculty/jerroldrusk.html   (446 words)

  
 Mining the Molecules That Made Our Mind -- Pennisi 313 (5795): 1908 -- Science
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Science Introduction to special issue by Jasny et al.
By comparing the human genome with those of other species, researchers are finding many genes potentially related to brain evolution--but no one is sure which ones helped shape the uniquely human brain.
www.sciencemag.org /cgi/content/summary/313/5795/1908   (216 words)

  
 Political Science Periodical Indexes
Designed specifically for academic institutions, Ebsco Academic Search Premier is the world's largest scholarly, multidisciplinary database, including coverage of over 12,000 journals, with full text for over 4,500 of these, 3,600 of which are peer reviewed publications.
Bibliography of political science and related fields such as political philosophy and law.
Full-text of 40+ scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics from Johns Hopkins Press.
www.hartwick.edu /x4423.xml   (346 words)

  
 Iran Daily - Science - 09/17/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bariatric surgery should not be considered first for treatment of obese patients with coronary artery disease because of its high cost and the potential risk of long-term complications in the digestive system.
French mathematician Jules Henri PoincarŽ (1854Ð1912) made this observation in his 1908 essay “Science and Method.“ This remarkable insight aptly encapsulates a key feature of nonlinear dynamics.
According to Science News, sensitive dependence on initial conditions is a feature of the motion of three or more bodies that interact gravitationally.
www.iran-daily.com /1384/2378/html/science.htm   (2452 words)

  
 UCS2-Science-Order
“Science is built up of facts, as a house is with stones.
science; and the order, pattern, organization, form and relationship of the stones that
influenced the development of the science of thermodynamics.
www.synearth.net /Order/UCS2-Science-Order.html   (1882 words)

  
 Paul V. Galvin Library About INSPEC
INSPEC is published by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and is widely known as the authoritative database.
It consists of three databases containing information on physics, electronics, and computing, as well as interdisciplinary fields such as materials science, electrical engineering, and biomedical engineering.
Science Abstracts A and B 1896-1902; Science Abstracts Sec.
www.gl.iit.edu /quickguides/inspec_info.htm   (142 words)

  
 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TUNGUSKA EVENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Rich reviews the facts known about the fall and detonation of the famous 1908 "meteor." That this was no ordinary meteor is born out by several curious data:
Inhabitants of this remote region stated that the reindeer suffered from mysterious scabs in 1908;
There is a slight but definite increase in the radioactivity of the surviving trees; and
www.science-frontiers.com /sf005/sf005p13.htm   (131 words)

  
 Math Trek: Celestial Atomic Physics, Science News Online, Sept. 10, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
French mathematician Jules Henri Poincaré (1854–1912) made this observation in his 1908 essay "Science and Method." This remarkable insight aptly encapsulates a key feature of nonlinear dynamics (or what many people call, more loosely, "chaos" theory).
Sensitive dependence on initial conditions is a feature of the motion of three or more bodies that interact gravitationally.
He is the author of The Mathematical Tourist, Islands of Truth, Newton's Clock, Fatal Defect, The Jungles of Randomness, Mathematical Treks, and Fragments of Infinity.
www.sciencenews.org /articles/20050910/mathtrek.asp   (952 words)

  
 Eighteenth-Century Resources -- Science and Mathematics
This page, edited by Jack Lynch of Rutgers – Newark, is part of the larger collection of Eighteenth-Century Resources on the Net.
Resources on the history of science are growing, but few focus specifically on the eighteenth century.
Jesuits and the Sciences: 1540-1995 (Loyola Univ. of Chicago)
andromeda.rutgers.edu /~jlynch/18th/science.html   (501 words)

  
 Trimble Private Brokerage
This beautifully restored 1908 Christian Science Church, complete with customized altar kitchenette, offers vaulted ceilings, unique balcony with library, 2 bedrooms, 1 ½ baths, and features a luxurious garden tub in full bath.
With 220 feet river frontage, hardwood floors, large porch and floor to ceiling windows, this home is an Artist’s delight!
However, the broker/salesperson has an ethical and legal obligation to show honesty and fairness to the buyer in all transactions.
www.trimblerealty.com /571150   (140 words)

  
 Science/AAAS | Search Science Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Use the search criteria at right to search issues back to October 1996.
To search Science archives prior to 1996, access the JSTOR collection via
Search all available issues (summaries / abstracts since 6 October 1995; full text since 1880).
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