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The definite announcement that work on the Biological Institute will begin within two months recalls that other portion or the University's building campaign which has almost been forgotten as the House Plan has usurped the attention of architects. The Department of Biology, like its sister Department of Chemistry before the erection of Mallinckrodt, has been too long housed under antiquated, inspiration-deadening conditions. The University at which Louis Agassiz taught in the years when he stood foremost among American biologists, has seen its influence in that field waning, principally from the lack of proper equipment. No science can be content in the twentieth century with the laboratories that were modern in the nineteenth: and it is fitting that Biology, rising to new importance as the study of medicine increases its demands, should be chosen to counter the contention that Harvard is snubbing science for an excess of the arts.

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