When the University of North Carolina celebrated its sesquicentennial, it held, among other events, a three day conference on research. The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines the word as meaning an endeavor to discover facts by scientific study of a subject. Evidently the planners of the conference accepted an equally broad definition, and thus their program included a group of addresses by eminent speakers who were interested in the development of knowledge in a variety of different fields.
The addresses are printed in this book. In general, they point to research as the key to the future; they emphasize particularly, however, the importance to the South of research in nutrition and public health, in the humanities and social sciences, in the physical sciences and industry and in the biologic sciences.
The volume makes a valuable collection; certainly it should find a place in every library. Physicians are likely to read with