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  •  German was required for B.S. degree in the US (3+ / 0-)
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    Anak, Ojibwa, aitchdee

    at many universities until the '70s. Yes, it was the language of science because so much world-class science was done in Germany until the 2nd qtr of the 20th century, after which American science and English became preeminent.

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