General Interest Article
There is an old and familiar phrase which reads: To all to whom these presents may come, greeting. I remember how in youthful days this phrase struck me as of peculiar mold and how, without perhaps realizing its antiquity or history. I puzzled as to its full significance and the condition which in some distant era must have given it birth. We need not now attempt to trace its lineage or discover how ancient ambassadors or messengers may have used it in their visits to friend or foe, but I like to fancy for the moment that I am commissioned to bring to you on this anniversary occasion the greetings and congratulations of the world of science. Certain I am that such greetings and congratulations must extend from organized science in general and especially from all societies of similar scope.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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"Anniversary Address Iowa Academy of Science,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 19(1), 17-25.
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