Training for Scientific Research


I SHOULD like to say in regard to my letter on the above subject in NATURE of June 17, that, owing to exceptional circumstances, I had not read Prof. W. H. Perkin's presidential address to the Chemical Society which appeared in the Journal of the society for April, in which he makes precisely similar suggestions. This was unknown to me at the time of writing, and naturally I am very glad to find myself in agreement with so influential an authority. I can only add my hope that he, furnished with all the qualifications for the task, will succeed in persuading the universities to a reform upon which so much depends, and for which the time is favourable.

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PATTERSON, T. Training for Scientific Research. Nature 95, 452 (1915) doi:10.1038/095452a0

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