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Garfield, Eugene (1982). "J.D. Bernal -- The Sage of Cambridge: 4S Award Memorizes His Contributions to the Social Studies of Science." Current Contents 19 (May 19, 1982) pp. 5-17.

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Bernal had been a significant factor in organizing the Royal Society Empire Scientific Conference on Scientific Information in 1946.[1] The proceedings of this conference became a bible for me as a fledgling investigator. In particular, his idea of a centralized reprint center was in my thoughts when I first wrote about the as yet nonexistent SCI in Science in 1955.[2]

Many scientists and documentalists I met in those days knew and respected Bernal and also participated in that conference. They included Ralph Shaw and Derek J. de Solla Price, as well as G.M. Dyson, Mortimer Taube, B.C. Vickery, R. Fairthorne, J. Farradane, and D. Urquhart. James Murray Luck, the namesake of the National Academy of Sciences annual award for scientific reviewing, represented the academy at that conference. (p. 511-2)

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  1. The Royal Society Empire Scientific Conference, June-July, 1946. London: Royal Society, 1948. 2 vols.
  2. Garfield, Eugene (1955). "Citation Indexes for Science: A New Dimension in Documentation through Association of Ideas." Science, 122(3159): 108-111. [^]