Although a knowledge of the dimensions and volumes of living cells is fundamental to a proper understanding of biological processes, science has provided no means for their accurate measurement. Physicists, whose specialty is the measuring of small things, might provide a real contribution, the author suggests, by applying their techniques and skills to the problem.
The following article is the text of an address given by Commissioner Smyth in Cleveland on December 28, 1950 at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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