RUSSELL, William James. 4853



Autograph Note Signed, informing his correspondent where “the chemical apparatus” can be obtained. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches. Chemical Laboratories, St.Barholomew’s Hospital, 4 February 1882. William James Russell (1830-1909), chemist and educationist. Russell was a pioneer both in the chemical education of medical students, which he sought to make much more relevant to medicine than had been the case before, and in the scientific education of women. At the start of his time at Bedford College he opened the first science laboratory accessible to women students. For many years he analysed the air at several sites in London, in order to achieve a better understanding of fog formation.