This is a scientific age. The use of scientific methods in the vocation by which a man gains a livelihood makes it both interesting and profitable. The scientific man realizes the necessity of telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Scientific work makes a man careful, accurate and a close observer. The scientific American is somewhat different from the scientific German. The former places a high cash value on his time; he is intensely utilitarian. The geologist is expected to furnish the cities with clay and coal to make brick for paving and for other purposes. Students in zoology and in botany must help the farmer. Thus the American people are provided with comforts and luxuries. Money is getting plenty and is being freely paid to high priced doctors and to trained nurses. The common people are learning sanitation, thus health is promoted and life prolonged.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Sciences
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Hill, Gershom H.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 7(1), 199-204.
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