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1918–1920

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During the last few months of the war, when Starling was spending most of his time back at UCL, the Lancet asked him to review a book. It was The Report of the Committee on the Position of Natural Science in the Educational System of Great Britain: hardly a riveting title. But it got Starling going—producing an explosion of all his accumulated fury at the government and the educational system. The review begins:

The astounding and disastrous ignorance of the most elementary scientific facts displayed by members of British public as to the efficacy of the education imparted at a high price to members of the upper classes, including those who are chiefly responsible for the control of the destiny of this country. (Starling, 1918)

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Henderson, J. (2005). 1918–1920. In: A Life of Ernest Starling. People and Ideas Series. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7526-2_8

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