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1 THISTLE, Mel TORY, H.M. McCALLUM, A.B. CRONYN, Hume Inner Ring : The Early History of the National Research Council of Canada
THISTLE, Mel. The Inner Ring : The Early History of the National Research Council of Canada. [Toronto]: University of Toronto Press, (1966). First Edition. Pp. (8),[ix]-xxxiii,(3),[3]-435,(3). 8vo, red cloth. "The National Research Council of Canada is a unique organization, internationally known and regarded. It was first established through a sub-committee of the Privy Council which provided for an Advisory Council for Scientific and IndustrialResearch, intended to stimulate and coordinate research activities through scholarships, grants, and committees. Today the NRC is a vast and complex body, engaging in research in such fields as physics, chemistry, radio and electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and medicine, but in the early years the struggle to obtain laboratories was only one of the difficulties experienced: during its formation the NRC was faced with administrativeand financial problems as well as those resulting from conflicts between a nd among scientists and administrators. From official files and documents and private aperes and correspondence Mr Thistle has extracted material to provide an intimate picture of this complex organization in its early years (1917-1935) [...]." Essentially a collection of documents with Thistle's connecting narrative. Personalities include H.M. Tory, Hume Cronyn, Sir George Foster, A.B. Macallum, and J.C. McLennan. With index. Vg in dj. 15.00

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