New, Updated Guides to European and Medical Research Centers

European Research Centres Longman, Harlow, 6th ed., 1986. 2 vols., 2,453 pp. £240. (Distributed in North America by Gale Research Company, Detroit, MI. $430.) Medical Research Centres Longman, Harlow, 7th ed., 1986. 2 vols., 1,080 pp. £230. (Distributed in North America by Gale Research Company, Detroit, MI. $395.) Time was when anyone trying to trace scientific organizations in countries such as Belgium, Italy or Yugoslavia had to cope with a series of national guides that were incomp

Bernard Dixon
Feb 8, 1987
European Research Centres Longman, Harlow, 6th ed., 1986. 2 vols., 2,453 pp. £240. (Distributed in North America by Gale Research Company, Detroit, MI. $430.)

Medical Research Centres Longman, Harlow, 7th ed., 1986. 2 vols., 1,080 pp. £230. (Distributed in North America by Gale Research Company, Detroit, MI. $395.)


Time was when anyone trying to trace scientific organizations in countries such as Belgium, Italy or Yugoslavia had to cope with a series of national guides that were incomplete and always seemed to be seriously out of date. Even during recent times (I note from my obsessional habit of poring over other peoples' bookshelves) some of these highly unsatisfactory tomes remain "in use." There really is no excuse anymore for being so poorly informed. Longman's European directory is quite superb, and indeed an essential tool for anyone wanting to keep abreast of the fabric of the Continent's science, technology, agriculture and medicine....

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