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FOREWORD liaued) iii ' , liouses a most unic|U( ' collection of jiapcr and ])aper- niaking ' ccinipnicnt (latin r l)ack more than eighteen huntlrcd years. A huge paper press, which was built in 1790 and used until recently, stands at the door. Across the room is a queer little vat, also used in paper-nuiking, on which are in.scril)ed Chinese characters testifying that paper was invented by T ' sai Lun in A.D. 105. There are samples of handmade paper, some made of fir, some of bamboo, models of paper mills, old prints, and an historic set of water-mark bank- notes which were submitted to the Director of the Bank of Kngland in 181!) by Sir ' illianl Congreve and which were the fore-runners of the present Engli.sh bank notes. Mr. Ilimter, the collector, and author of several books on paper- nuiking, presents in his museum a new and enlightening ])icture of an important industry. Fidly as imjjortant as its nniseums, its laboratories, and its brilliant instructing staff and ])robably more spectacular, are Technology ' s developments in scientific research. Med- ical and biological studies have been the objects of much work in the electrical engineering de])artnu ' nt. The new cyclotron, " an atomic merry-go-round, " which whirls atomic particles at a speed equivalent to a " kick " of 8,000,- 000 volts, is intended for the pre])aration anil use of radio- active elements for the treatment of disease. A neighbor of Left:. .cJectrostaiic ginni .for the treatment of cancer and tnalii naiit dlseaxen. . . ...Dr. liii.sli ' s (lijfcrcniiiil analyzer .a .v i ij n I Ji ca n I rantnliiition . . . V2
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from pieces of the historic vessel. " Another section of this museum contains the Henry P. Kendall Whaling Collection ill wliich are included all ty])es of har])t)ons, the jawhone of a w hale, old ])rints of whaling .scenes, and models of all sorts. The Henry Hastings Collection, in which nineteenth century American shijjping is treated in ])ictnres and models, boasts an interesting group of autograph signatures of the ])rom- inent merchants of the world between 18()(i-8(). The new Dard Hunter Pajjcr useum, in the next build- [Caiit timed an next page) Top: fiilli (IS t III I ' drtinit as its liihoniloni ' s . . Right: nil (iiijKirtiitiil! to srr tlinr iihjccts first hiiinl . . I5ei() v:, till- rnrictji iif material. . . II
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the cNclot roll oil assar Street is the now famous Xnn de (iraaf frenerator whose powerful ])oIes jjrodiice x-rays to l)oiiihanl lUK ' k ' i of atoms in the searcli for the secret of the eiierf; ' they contain. Several compact generators operating on the same principle as the electrostatic giant have been hwilt and are now in use in Boston hosjjitals for the treat- ment of cancer and malignant diseases. Since its dedication in the sjjring of l!). ' 5i), the Wright Hrothers Wind Tunnel has received much publicity. Cap- able of i)roducing four-hundred-mile winds, this instrument is expected to add notably to the knowledge of skin friction and airplane j)ropellor design. ' I ' he Institute ' s work with plastics, in l)iologicai research, in high-speed photography. Dr. Kdgertons strobo.scope. Dr. IJiishs differential analyzer, all have won recognition as significant contributions to pro- gressive civilization. On into newer fields — low temperatin-e magtu ' tic effects, television, metal-surfacing processes, pow- der metallurgy — go research .staff ' s in the ((uest for more knowledge and revolutionary discoveries. From the rented rooms in which it started with 1.5 stu- dents, M.I.T. has expanded in all directions, and today has a student body of over ' •28(K), including ( ()(! gradiuite .stiulents, a staff of over .5(10. a jjlant and endowment re])resenting .$5U,0()(),0()0, anil a living alumni body of , ' 51,000 in 8 ' 2 coun- tries. Technkiiie invites vou to . . . . . . one jxi. ' ixcs hi all til pes ilf . Ijds cu- ll I IK ' S _ _ . .(iriil (■(iiiiliict ifs last priignnii in rrsnircli . . TechiKiliiiiii ' s (Icrclnpiiii-iits in scicniific rcsairrli 13
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