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Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe
(7 Jan 1833 - 18 Dec 1915)

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Science Quotes by Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe (4 quotes)

As an investigator [Robert Bunsen] was great, as a teacher he was greater, as a man and friend he was greatest.
— Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe
Concluding remark in obituary, "Professor Bunsen', Nature, (31 Aug 1899), 60, No. 1557, 425.
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Atoms are round balls of wood invented by Dr. Dalton.
Answer given by a pupil to a question on atomic theory, as reported by Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe.
— Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe
Reports of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 57th report, 1887, 7.
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In the vestibule of the Manchester Town Hall are placed two life-sized marble statues facing each other. One of these is that of John Dalton … the other that of James Prescott Joule. … Thus honour is done to Manchester’s two greatest sons—to Dalton, the founder of modern Chemistry and of the Atomic Theory, and the laws of chemical-combining proportions; to Joule, the founder of modern Physics and the discoverer of the Law of Conservation of Energy. The one gave to the world the final and satisfactory proof … that in every kind of chemical change no loss of matter occurs; the other proved that in all the varied modes of physical change, no loss of energy takes place.
— Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe
In John Dalton and the Rise of Modern Chemistry (1895), 7.
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We may regard [Scheele] not only as having given the first indication of the rich harvest to be reaped by the investigation of the compounds of organic chemistry, but as having been the first to discover and make use of characteristic reactions by which closely allied substances can be detected and separated, so that he must be considered one of the chief founders of analytical chemistry.
— Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe
In Treatise on Chemistry (1877, 1890), Vol. 1, 23.
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