This silent film is the first of two captured by American chemist Alexander Silverman during a tour of university chemistry departments and laboratories across Europe in 1928-1929. His edited footage contains title cards in English introducing each new location. Silverman's travels include Berlin, Germany (Friedrich Wilhelm University, Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry); several locations in Italy (Universities of Rome, Florence, Bologna, and Padua); Munich, Germany (Adolf von Bayer Memorial, Laboratory of Pure and Applied Chemistry, statues of Max Joseph von Pettenkofer and Justus Liebig); the University of Jena; the Czech Republic (Joachimsthal/Jáchymov, the Street of the Alchemists in Prague); Oxford, England (laboratory of Frederick Soddy, Radcliffe Science Library, William Henry Perkin's laboratory), and London, England (National Physical Laboratory, Davy Faraday Laboratory, and The Royal Institute).
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Silverman, Alexander. “Chemical Education and Research in Europe, Part I.” 16Mm (photographic film size), 1928. Science History Institute 16mm Film Collection. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/z2h8fxe.
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