Josiah Dwight Whitney
(23 Nov 1819 - 19 Aug 1896)
Science Quotes by Josiah Dwight Whitney (1 quote)
I suppose I should be run after for a professorship if I had studied at Giessen, as it seems to be a settled point that no young man can be expected to know anything of chemistry unless he has studied with Liebig; while the truth is, that any one who goes there and does not afterwards correct the bad habits acquired there, in some other laboratory, is almost unfitted for doing things in Chemistry. No doubt Liebig is a remarkable man, who has done much for organic Chemistry, not to speak of his having quarreled with all the Chemists in Europe...
— Josiah Dwight Whitney
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