BY the death of Bechamp, on April 15, at the ripe age of ninety-two, France lost the doyen of her chemists, and the world of science is, the poorer by the disappearance of one more link connecting the new chemistry with the old. The nature of that link will be evident from the circumstance that Bechamp was born in the same year as Gerhardt, and that the period of his greatest scientific activity was contemporaneous with that of Laurent and Gerhardt.
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Pierre Jacques Antoine Béchamp . Nature 78, 13–14 (1908). https://doi.org/10.1038/078013a0