New PDF release: Scientists Behind the Inventors

By Burlingame R

Mr. Burlingame is a well known medical author and biographer whose books contain "Machines That equipped America". He turns the following to the natural examine of scientists who've un-covered the elemental proof with which the inventors, in flip, have later been capable of in achieving the impressive issues that lots of us
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On his sabbatical leave from Princeton, he sought out Faraday in England and the two became close friends. As far as the world's scientific knowledge is concerned, the parallel work of these men is an excellent circumstance. That the same advances should be made by persons then so far apart raised the whole cultural level of the world. As for the United States, the work of Joseph Henry was of transcendent importance. It brought this country from its position far behind in the race of civilization almost into the van of useful study and established many of the bases for the tremendous growth of American industry in later years.

Joseph took down a novel and began to read. H e read till it got dark outside, and then he crept back through the cellar and ran home. What he had found was the village library kept in the vestibule of the church. The libraries in such villages as Galway in 1809 were not extensive, and this one was evidently not much used because on the frequent visits Joseph Henry made to it through his clandestine entrance, he never met anyone. Eventually, however, he confessed to his boss the pleasure and excitement his little-, adventures had brought him, and Broderick, being an avid reader himself, arranged for the boy to go in by the door and even to take books home.

It is all that any physician can do. But there is a man in Paris who is not a physician but who knows more about rabies—or "hydrophobia," as they call it— than all the physicians in Europe. Take Joseph to him immediately. " But when Madame Meister came with her boy to the laboratory of this chemist, Louis Pasteur shook his head. The culture of virus that he had made from the brains of rabid dogs had, when they had been weakened or "attenuated" as he called it, been used to inoculate dogs that had already been bitten and these dogs had recovered.

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