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Faraday's “Chemical Manipulation”

Nature volume 128, pages 371372 (29 August 1931) | Download Citation



CHEMISTS, in view of the immense strides which have been made in their science during the past few decades, are rather apt, unless they have delved into the historical side of the subject, to overlook the fact that much of the present-day technique was known and practised by their colleagues of a hundred years ago; indeed, in many ways their relative skill was greater then, since facilities for learning were very much less, and at the same time they themselves had to construct much of their own apparatus. The excellence of much of their work is no small tribute to their skill as craftsmen.

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