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Young Chemists and Great Discoveries

Nature volume 145, pages 123124 (27 January 1940) | Download Citation

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IN this book of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures of 1938–39, Prof. Kendall records how "the youthful breast, inspir'd by truth's bright ray", arrived at some of the most spectacular discoveries in the history of chemistry. Following Ostwald, he divides his youthful paladins into two classes: the romantic and the classical, exemplified by Davy and Faraday. As one would have anticipated, his first lecture was devoted to the romantic Humphry Davy, an ideal subject for such a theme, such an audience, and such a place. Then followed naturally that wonderful example of the age-old story of the master and the apprentice provided by the interwoven careers and contrasting personalities of Davy and Faraday.

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