Reference numberNLB/69/301
Alternative reference numberNLB/69 p159
TitleCopy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, College of the City of New York, 139th Street, New York City, [USA]
Date24 February 1926
DescriptionReplies regarding enquiries about the workings of the Royal Society. That the annual contributions of the Fellows do not meet the costs of publications, and that the high standards are maintained by having Fellows report on doubtful papers. Also states that the number of Fellows elected annually is 15, with the implication that only the most distinguished are elected.
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