Scientific developments in other nations were written up in refereed journals and became universally available.
I remember Terry of Yale who refereed that game, above all others.
From this corner he dealt out cigars to the deserving, held stake moneys, decided all bets, and refereed all differences.
Armour had never felt so nervous before; it was actually the first time he had refereed on a game.
We can, and indeed do, print electronic journals, which are refereed on the network.