A fascinating article by John Johnston (1939) on applying science to the metallurgical industry of the time.
I could not agree more with Dr. Hoar's position on corrosion research: Now what I wanted to say was, many of these things are to be found in the literature, and not only the recent literature, either. I think we all ought to go home and do considerably more reading, and far less experimental work. […]
An insightful and current 1935 comment on stress corrosion cracking of stainless steels by Dr. Horace W. Gillett.