Steinhaus and the Development of Polish Mathematics
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The origin and history of the Scottish Book is described by Professor Ulam in his own lecture and I could not add much here.
The book is a product of one of the mathematical schools in Poland, that of Lwów, while I myself, born and educated in Warsaw, belonged to what was then known, both in Poland and abroad, as the Warsaw mathematical school. There was a close collaboration between individuals of both schools, and though my personal contact with Lwów was rather loose, I was very much interested in the work going on there, and it had considerable influence on my own work.