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Physical Work of Hermann Von Helmholtz1

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    THE career we are to consider this evening was a career of singular distinction. In days when the range of “natural knowledge” is so vast that most workers are compelled to be content if they can add something to one or two of the subdivisions of one of the main branches of science, von Helmholtz showed us that it is not impossible to be at once a great mathematician, a great experimental physicist, and, in the widest sense of the term, a great biologist.

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