This paper is based on a lecture given by Baekeland at The Johns Hopkins University, 23 Oct. 1931. Baekeland contrasts his early professor's career with his work in industrial chemistry and theoretical conceptions vs. practical facts.
Reprinted from Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 9, No. 6. June 1932. Stamped "COMPLIMENTS OF / THE AUTHOR."
Leo H. Baekeland Papers, 1863-1968, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution