Tuesday 29 March 2011

What It's Like, Sometimes, To Be A Scientist

Gordon Lynn Walls publication from 1956 - describing his attempts at tracking down an early pioneer of studies in colour and colour vision.

Gordon Lynn Walls. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
1956. XI (1) pp 66-96. 


The author of this blog unashamedly echoes these words. Even after extensive efforts digging into the life of Gordon Walls, it is still not clear what his roots were. I own up myself to being bumblesome and I second Gordon Walls' warning that it isn't wise to attempt historical research without training. In other words what Gordon Walls had to say about the mysterious G. Palmer, could also be said about Gordon Walls himself.  

More here;

From a talk given to the Colour Group of the Physical Society on February 20, by R. A. Weale, and published in Nature, March, 1957.

The Australasian Journal of OptometryVolume 40Issue 9pages 414–417September 1957.

First page of Trichromatic Ideas in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries*