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Nathanael Pringsheim

Naturevolume 51pages399402 (1895) | Download Citation



BOTANISTS throughout the world will have heard, with deep regret, of the death of Prof. Pringsheim on October 6, of last year. His name is inseparably associated with the modern progress of the science, and there must be many, who, like the writer of this notice, can trace their first interest in scientific botany, in no small degree, to the fascination of Pringsheim's discoveries. Pringsheim was born in Silesia, in 1823. His career, though an active one, was unusually free from official cares. Except during four years, when he was Professor at Jena, he does not appear to have held any teaching post of importance. During the greater part of his scientific life, his work was carried on in a private laboratory, founded by himself at Berlin, and devoted entirely to the researches of original workers.


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