chapter  7
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The Macintoshes and the Origins of the Chemical Industry

More than half a century has passed since the death of Ferdinand Hurter. The Leblanc System, on which, with George Lunge, he was a chief authority, has now long since ceased to be the basis of the heavy chemical industry. That we are met here to memorialize the name of Hurter is not nlerely a normal and fitting homage to that distinguished pupil ofR. W. Bunsen but an expression of historical consciousness, an indication that we are not indifferent to the history of our industry. The choice of a historical topic for this lecture requires no other justification.