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Adolphe Wurtz and his Chemical Work

Nature volume 30, pages 170172 | Download Citation



BY the death of Adolphe Wurtz on May 12 last, the world, and especially the scientific world, has lost one of its brightest and most energetic leaders,—a successful leader indeed, through perhaps the most difficult period of chemical history-the earliest years of the development of our “modern chemistry.” His loss is felt all the more acutely, coming as it does so suddenly and so close upon that of his master and friend, Dumas, whose mantle had fallen upon him.

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