Those were splendid moments. He is as simple, charming, and unaffected as a child ; I have never seen a man with such winning ways. He was, moreover, extremely kind, and showed me all there was to see. That, indeed, was little enough, for a few wires... Hermann von Helmholtz - Page 110by Leo Koenigsberger - 1906 - 440 pagesFull view
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...of common concern. A letter so his wife describes the “splendid moments” of a visit to Faraday. “He is as simple, charming and unaffected as a child;...seem to serve him for the greatest discoveries.” After completion of the Physiological Optics, Helmholtz inclined more and more to the investigation...