Albert H. Tuttle Presents Paper at Scientists' Meeting
January 5, 1927

This article was originally published in The News Leader (Staunton, VA) and notes that several UVA professors, including Unionist Albert H. Tuttle, presented research at the annual meeting for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 


                                                            WELL REPRESENTED AT

                                                                        SCIENTISTS’ MEETING

            UNIVERSITY, Jan. 5. — Twelve scientific papers were presented by representatives of the University of Virginia at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science which was held in Philadelphia. 

            Dr. R. Bennett Bean, professor of anatomy, who is chairman of the A. A. A. S. section on anthropology, presented one paper on the stature of some old Americans in Virginia and one on human types in relation to medicine. 

            Three other papers were presented by faculty members of the medical department. Dr. Harvie E. Jordan presented two papers, one on comparative anatomy worked out with J. P. Baker, and one on the significance of hemal nodes. Dr. James E. Kindred presented a paper and demonstration on cytology. 

            Four papers came from the staff of the Leander McCormick observatory. Dr. S. A. Mitchell, director of the observatory, who is chairman on the committee on eclipses of the American Astronomical society, spoke on the trigonometric parallax of the Mira Ceti, and later told of the total eclipse of the su[n] June 29, 1927. Professor Charles P. Olivier and Alexander Vyssotsky both presented papers on double star measurements.

            In biology three papers were presented. Dr. Albert H. Tuttle, retired head of the school of biology, spoke on the morphology of a charophyte. He was introduced by Professor Ivey F. Lewis, who is secretary of the Botanical Society of America. Professor William A. Kepner presented two papers, one prepared jointly with Miss Lula Miller and the other with J. W. Nutticomb. 

            Among other representatives from the state of Virginia who presented papers were Professor D. W. Davis, of William and Mary; Professor F. D. Fromme, of Virginia Polytechnic institute. and Professor W. D. Hoyt, of Washington and Lee. 

            Next winter the American Association for the Advancement of Science will meet in Nashville, Tenn. This will be the first time that the great organization of allied societies has met in the South for many years. 


“Virginia Faculty Well Represented at Scientists’ Meeting,” The News Leader (Staunton, Virginia), January 5, 1927.