1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Odling, William
ODLING, WILLIAM (1829-1921), English chemist, was born in Southwark Sept. 5 1829, the son of George Odling, surgeon. He became a medical student at Guy's Hospital, and graduated M.B. of London University in 1851. He next went to Paris, where he studied chemistry under Gerhardt, and on his return to London he was appointed director of the chemical laboratory at Guy's Hospital. In 1859 he became F.R.C.P., and in 1863 lecturer on chemistry at St. Bartholomew's Hospital. In 1868 he succeeded Faraday as Fullerian professor of chemistry at the Royal Institution, and in 1872 he was elected, in succession to Sir Benjamin Brodie, Waynflete professor of chemistry at Oxford, a chair he occupied for 40 years. He was successively fellow, secretary and president of the Chemical Society and was elected F.R.S. in 1859. His published works include a Manual of Chemistry (1861); Lectures on Animal Chemistry (1866); Outlines of Chemistry (1869); Chemistry (1884), etc. He died at Oxford Feb. 17 1921.