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Scientists in Whitehall 
by Philip Gummett.
Manchester, 245 pp., £14.50, July 1980, 0 7190 0791 7
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Development of Science Publishing in Europe 
edited by A.J. Meadows.
Elsevier, 269 pp., $48.75, October 1980, 0 444 41915 2
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... reports of Royal Commissions, obiter dicta of scientific notables, newspaper editorials etc – Dr Gummett gives us the first coherent, objective, yet sympathetic analysis of the current situation and its historical background. Most important, our scientists are still, as the famous phrase goes, ‘on tap’: they have never succeeded in getting ‘on ...

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