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POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY

PSM V70 D482 Portrait group of Johns Hopkins medical school professors.png

Portrait Group of Drs. Halstead, Kelly, Osler and Welch, of the Medical Department of the Johns Hopkins University.

broad culture, professional skill and scientific research, and their spirit and example has made the medical department of the Johns Hopkins University a model of what a medical school should be.

 

THE DIRECTORSHIP OF THE U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

Dr. George Otis Smith has been appointed director of the U. S. Geological Survey to fill the vacancy caused by the election of Dr. Charles D. Walcott to the secretaryship of the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Smith received the bachelor of arts degree from Colby College in 1893, and the doctorate of philosophy from the Johns Hopkins University in 1896, in which year he was appointed assistant geologist to the Geological Survey, being made geologist in 1901. He has had charge of the geological work in New England and of work in petrology.

The work of the survey has developed with remarkable rapidity under the direction of Dr. Walcott, the appropriation for the current year being in the neighborhood of a million and a half dollars, and the directorship of the survey having become one of the most important and influential