D O C . 2 3 1 W A R B U R G A S R E S E A R C H E R 1 8 7 of the cause if you would also take an interest in it. By no means would any sub- stantial burden of work be involved. Of essence is a warm heart for the great need of our Russian colleagues. The thought is to draw the local organization into closer relations with the “House of Scholars” in Petersburg,[3] from where the funds will primarily originate. As far as I have been able to see, it is not expected that much will be allocated to this. I am convinced that this enterprise is worth furtherance in every respect and I think that you would earn the greatest gratitude if you espoused this cause a little as well. Perhaps I can discuss this with you again on Wednesday shortly before the colloquium.[4] I shall be at the institute around 5 o’clock. If it agrees with you, I would like to arrange with you a time that I may visit you once with one of the Rus- sian gentlemen. I am enclosing for you a very interesting text about the modern Russian system of education, in which you will also find something about the “House of Scholars.” In requesting you give my kind compliments to your very esteemed wife, I am, with best wishes, devotedly yours, Wilhelm Westphal. 231. “Emil Warburg as Researcher” [Einstein 1922l] SUBMITTED 13 June 1922 Published 22 September 1922 In: Die Naturwissenschaften 10 (1922): 823–828. Emil Warburg as Researcher.[1] By Albert Einstein, Berlin. Last April Emil Warburg tendered his resignation as director of the Physika- lisch-Technische Reichsanstalt, a man who for fifty-five years has been success- fully contributing with tenacious energy and multifarious talents toward the development of physics. Is it legitimate to extract the story of one individual from the organic structure and growth of science? Is his activity not so tightly woven into the work of predecessors and contemporaries that it would be regarded somewhat as chance whether one individual or another were the first to have taken a particular [p. 823]
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