Training for Scientific Research


IN connection with our position in regard to chemical industry, the present seems to be a suitable time for a careful discussion of what is doubtless not a new suggestion. It is a sufficiently obvious fact that the German chemical tradesâ especially those that most require highly-trained chemists” prosper in very much greater measure than our own, and, by general consent, the reason for this appears to be that the Germans appreciate the value of research more than we do. How then is a better appreciation of research to be fostered in this country? Various proposals to this end are being made; closer relationship between technical and theoretical chemistry, whatever that may mean the establishment of an industrial council; the founding of scholarships, etc., all, doubtless, good things in their way, things, however, which have been tried already to some extent, but unfortunately without sufficient success to justify an expectation of their being able completely to accomplish the desired change.

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PATTERSON, T. Training for Scientific Research. Nature 95, 425–426 (1915) doi:10.1038/095425d0

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