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Nature volume 68, pages 301305 (30 July 1903) | Download Citation



THE monument which was unveiled last month at Bonn, in honour of Prof. Kekulé, stands away from the city and just in front of the building of the chemical laboratories of the University of Bonn, the place in which Kekulélaboured and taught for so many years and with such pronounced and conspicuous success. The statue stands on a granite pedestal, and is life-size and of bronze. On each side of the sculptured figure of Kekuléis a sphynx. The character of the man, simple and unpretentious, yet convincing, is well brought out, and some of his greatest scientific achievements are clearly represented in relief on the pedestal. At the unveiling ceremony many universities and scientific bodies, foreign as well as German, were represented, and so also were numerous firms engaged in the chemical industry.

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