Realm of Science January 20th 1917
Rigge, William F., S.J.
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First Paragraph: The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the largest scientific society in America. It was established in 1848 and numbers over eleven thousand members. Its presidents have been the most distinguished scientists that our country has produced, and it has been considered an honor for smaller scientific societies to affiliate themselves and hold their own sessions in conjunction with it, so that there are very few scientific men that are not members of both the great American Association and one or more of its affiliated societies. The association itself is divided at present into a dozen sections, and while the list of these may be large, it is worth while to put it down once at least in print in order to see the extent of its field. Section A is devoted to Mathematics and Astronomy, B to Physics, C to Chemistry, D to Engineering, E to Geology and Geography, F to Zoology, G to Botany, H to Anthropology and Psychology, I to Social and Economic Science, K to Physiology and Experimental Medicine, L to Education, and M to Agriculture. Each one of these sections has of course its own officers and places and hours of meeting.