His first care was to persuade the Darmstadt government to provide a chemical laboratory in which the students might obtain a proper practical training.
But the real founder of systematic instruction in our science was Justus von Liebig, who, having accepted the professorship at Giessen in 1824, made his chemical laboratory and course of instruction the model of all others.
Methods have also been discovered for the electrolytic manufacture of calcium, which have had the effect of converting a laboratory curiosity into a product of commercial importance.
Returning to Glasgow in 1872 he became assistant in the Young laboratory of technical chemistry at Anderson's College, and from 1874 acted as tutorial assistant in chemistry at the university.
In America public laboratory instruction was first instituted at Yale College during the professorship of Benjamin Silliman.
His laboratory at the Ecole de Medecine was very poor, and to supplement it he opened a private one in 1850 in the Rue Garenciere; but soon afterwards the house was sold, and the laboratory had to be abandoned.
Above all things Thenard was a teacher; as he himself said, the professor, the assistants, the laboratory - everything must be sacrificed to the students.
He prepared a new edition of the monk Theophilus's celebrated treatise, Diversarum artium schedula, and for several years devoted his Saturday mornings to laboratory research with the chemist Aline Girard at the Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers, the results of which were utilized by Marcellin Berthelot in the first volume (1894) of his Chimie au moyen dge.
A liberal contributor to the purposes of scientific research, Mond founded in 1896 the Davy-Faraday Research Laboratory in connexion with the Royal Institution.
Wurtz reported the existence of only one efficient laboratory in France, namely the Ecole Normale Superieure, under the direction of H.