Science: Brick for Medal

A remarkable brick rewarded the country's important chemical societies for giving the coveted Perkin Medal to Dr. Charles Frederick Burgess at a Manhattan ceremony last week. The medal is for "the American chemist who has most distinguished himself by his services to applied chemistry." In Dr. Burgess' case that refers to his showing factory managers that it pays to hire scholars. Twenty and more years ago he was professor of applied electro-chemistry and chemical engineering at the University of Wisconsin. Manufacturers hesitated to use his novel ideas concerning the electrolytic purification of iron,...

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