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Fall 1995

Volume 11, Issue 2


THE TECHNOLOGY for treating mankind’s most widespread disease has been steadily improving for centuries, but until recently it was almost always simply too painful to use

BETWEEN THEM , two men incarnate the first era of aviation in America. They—and the age—couldn’t last.

HE WAS ONE OF THE LAST of the truly successful independent inventors, a dreamer and visionary and dominating man who made a lasting mark in the down-to-earth world of the steel-rolling mill

IT TOOK MORE THAN four centuries for the St. Lawrence Seaway to be built—and less than two decades for it to become obsolete

A CENTURY AND a half ago a new luxury hotel in America had to have not only the finest appointments but also the latest technology. It’s been true ever since.


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