The Princeton Portrait of David Bohm (Nov. 7) is a good start, but it does not begin to address the enormity of what President Harold Dodds *1914 did. After Bohm heroically refused to testify against his thesis adviser, J. Robert Oppenheimer, in the notorious McCarthy hearings, he was arrested and then acquitted. But President Dodds, like other cowardly college presidents at the time, refused to reinstate Bohm, even though Albert Einstein wanted him as his assistant.

His theory of the holographic universe might some day supplement or replace relativity. Bohm routinely did what scientists are supposed to do, but usually do not. If a study challenged his current paradigm, he did not ignore it, but thought hard how to incorporate it into a new paradigm. What a way to treat one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century.

George C. Denniston, M.D. ’55
Nordland, Wash.