Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Reports of Visits to Foreign Laboratories, vol. 4 (1923) [Illustrated Typoscript in 7 volumes] Reproduced with the kind permission of Dr. Cecil E. Leith
Benedict, Francis Gano
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made such an impression on me as did Dr. Liljestrand. 
Liljestrand had just finished some work with a Dr. Mary Collett on the 
question of menstrual cycle, and found two points, maximum and minimum 
metabolism. Dr. Collett did not record the subjective impressions and did 
not get the pulse e :cept at the beginning and end. I told him of Miss 
’Thitalaw, and said that I felt that pain and disL„comfort might have a lot 
to do with it. Dr. Collet went to Lund to Shunberg afterwards. 
In discussing the question of the temperature of expired air, Liljesti&nd 
thought the average was 32° and not 34° C. He used a mercury thermometer 
wrapped in cotton. I suggested he try the string galvanometer also, and 
get curves from the whole respiration. I think the temperature of the inspirëd 
air is also very important indeed. Subsequently at Edinburgh I was able to 
see even more of Dr. Liljestrand, and I can truthfully record that I have 
seldom met a young man who lias impressed me more favorably than this very 
active young Swede. He has a very good mind, has worked in many laboratories 
and hence is almost international in his ideas and interests. It is rather 
surprising to me that he has not already attracted students, for he is very 
A group photograph taken in the laboratory (see figure 54) shows, 
from left to right, an assistant, Dr. Gerste, Professor Johansson, and 
Dr. Liljestrand. 
Hobel Chemical Institute. 
Professor Svante Arrhenius and Dr. Olaf Arrhenius. 
I had merely social relations with Professor Svante Arrhenius. He was 
much interested in the political and economic situation, and discussed the 
war very freely indeed, but did not discuss scientific matters in any sense. 
His son, Dr. Olaf Arrhenius, was connected with the Agricultural Experiment 
Station in the botany department in the near neighborhood. I had quite a 
good deal of discussion with him with regard to hydrogen-ion, and he pointed


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