The Indigo Question

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IN an admirable, article, “A Contribution to the Indigo Question”, which appeared in NATURE of July 30 (p. 296), Prof. Meldola discusses the report of the work carried on by Messrs. Bloxam, Wood, Orchardson, Gaunt, and Thomas in the clothworkers' laboratory at Leeds University, and agrees with the authors in the opinion they express that there is still scope for considerable improvement in the manufacture of natural indigo. On the other hand, the general secretary of the Bihar Planters' Association (Mr. T. R. Filgalt), in replying to this article (NATURE, October 1), makes the remarkable statement, “nothing further can be done in improving the main processes”.

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PERKIN, A. The Indigo Question. Nature 78, 604–605 (1908) doi:10.1038/078604d0

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