Chemistry and the Modern State

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IN relation to those essential activities of any society which is intellectually alive-the pursuit of new learning and the cultivation of the spirit of inquirychemistry is in the forefront. For the promotion of natural knowledge and the increase of our understanding of the universe, the chemist has laboured with extraordinary success, both in his own fields and in those borderlands where chemistry marches with other sciences. It is perhaps worth while glancing at one or two of the chief avenues in the region of chemical knowledge opened up by such fundamental research.

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