Acquired Characteristics

  • William deJong-Lambert
Part of the Archimedes book series (ARIM, volume 32)


When Lysenko gave his first lecture after the VASKhNIL session the streets surrounding the Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Moscow were jammed with the private cars of officials from the Ministry of Agriculture. Inside the staff was in attendance, and students crowded the hallways to listen in on loudspeakers. A brass band summoned especially for the occasion pumped out a March, and Lysenko proceeded to the podium through cheering throngs. As he spotted older scientists in the crowd he shouted—“Aha! You came to relearn?”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • William deJong-Lambert
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  1. 1.CUNY HistoryBronx Community CollegeNYUSA

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