Percy Faraday Frankland, 1858-1946

  title={Percy Faraday Frankland, 1858-1946},
  author={William Edward Garner},
  journal={Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={697 - 715}
  • W. Garner
  • Published 1 May 1948
  • History
  • Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society
Percy Faraday Frankland was born in London on 3 October 1858. He was the second son of Sir Edward Frankland, whose contributions to chemical thought in the nineteenth century and whose researches on the purification of water, have established his reputation as one of the most outstanding scientists of the period. Edward Frankland, who was resident in London, succeeded Hofmann as Professor of Chemistry at the Royal School of Mines in 1865, and his son thus had the opportunity of becoming… 
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The archives of Sir Edward Frankland: Resources, Problems and Methods
The periodical History of Science opened auspiciously in 1962 with an article by L. Pearce Williams on ‘The physical sciences in the first half of the nineteenth century: problems and sources’. He


I. On the influence of carbonic anhydride and other gases on the development of micro-organisms
  • P. Frankland
  • Chemistry
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
  • 1889
In consequence of a paper which has appeared in the last number of the ‘Zeitschrift für Hygiene,’ by Dr. Carl Fränkel, entitled “Ueber die Einwirkung der Kohlensäure auf die Lebensthätigkeit der
II. The removal of micro-organisms from water
  • P. Frankland
  • Biology
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
  • 1885
In the following pages the results of some experiments are brought before the Royal Society to discover whether and to what extent micro-organisms may be removed from water by submitting this medium to some of the various processes of treatment which are in vogue for its purification.
XI. On the multiplication of micro-organisms
  • P. Frankland
  • Biology
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
  • 1886
It was shown that if a few drops of diluted urine-water be added to ordinary distilled water and kept in a sterilised bottle plugged with sterilised cotton-wool, the number of micro-organisms remaining suspended in the water became multiplied in the following manner.
I. On some new and typical micro-organisms obtained from water and soil
A number of typical and characteristic micro-organisms which they have derived from various natural waters are dealt with, including the "peach-coloured bacterium,” the “Cladothrix dichotoma and the "Crenothrix kühniana", as well as others which have been more recently isolated by means of the method of gelatine-plate cultivation.
X. The distribution of micro-organisms in air
  • P. Frankland
  • Physics
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
  • 1886
The micro-organisms in air have formed the subject of investigations by Pasteur, Tyndall, Miquel, and many others. The researches of these experimenters have shown that although these organisms are
The Action of Water on Lead
  • J. Garrett
  • Environmental Science
    Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Journal (1883)
  • 1891