Knowledge Must be Combined With Honesty

Knowledge and ability must be combined with ambition as well as with a sense of honesty and a severe conscience. Every analyst occasionally has doubts about the accuracy of his results, and also there are times when he knows his results to be incorrect. Sometimes a few drops of the solution were spilt, or some other slight mistake made. In these cases it requires a strong conscience to repeat the analysis and to make a rough estimate of the loss or apply a correction. Anyone not having sufficient will-power to do this is unsuited to analysis no matter how great his technical ability or knowledge. A chemist who would not take an oath guaranteeing the authenticity, as well as the accuracy of his work, should never publish his results, for if he were to do so, then the result would be detrimental not only to himself, but to the whole of science.


Researchers must apply honest rigor to their work; otherwise, their results are detrimental to society.

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 Anleitung zur quantitativen chemischen Analyse
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Fresenius , C. Remigius (1877), Anleitung zur quantitativen chemischen Analyse, Retrieved on 2012-05-17
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