Under his auspices the instrumental equipment at Greenwich was completely changed, and the number of assistants increased from one to six.
Above all things Thenard was a teacher; as he himself said, the professor, the assistants, the laboratory - everything must be sacrificed to the students.
It is as if each person has one hundred assistants working for him.
An enormous accumulation of lunatics of all sorts and degrees seems to have paralysed public authorities, who, at vast expense in buildings, mass them more or less indiscriminately in barracks, and expect that their sundry and difficult disorders can be properly studied and treated by a medical superintendent charged with the whole domestic establishment, with a few young assistants under him.
The agent to the governor-general of India, with a staff of political assistants, practically exercises supreme control.