Two Grand Old Scientists
Scientific Practitioners, Heroism, Patronage, Politics
In commemorating the seventieth birthdays of Hermann von Helmholtz and Rudolf C Virchow, comments that the 'Germans, at any rate, cannot be accused of ignoring the heroes in their midst'. However, the 'very complimentary [Imperial] telegram' sent to Helmholtz on his birthday is 'a great contrast to the silence which the Emperor has as yet observed on the occasion of Professor Virchow's similar celebration', and the 'inference is that the politics of the Professor, who was a member of the Freisinnige Partei, debarred him from Imperial recognition'.
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