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April 20, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XII(16):561-562. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400930021006

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Death of M. Chevreul, the oldest, and one of the most eminent chemists of France, at the age of 103 years. A press despatch, dated Paris, April, 9, 1889, makes the following announcement:

"M. Michel Eugene Chevreul, the distinguished French chemist, is dead. He was born in Angiers Aug. 1, 1786. Having completed his studies in the Central school of that place, at the age of 19 he went to Paris, where he was engaged in the chemical factory of the celebrated Vauquelin, who discovered in his young pupil such aptitude and sagacity that he intrusted the direction of his laboratory to him. In 1810 he was preparator of the chemical course in the Museum of Natural History, and in 1813 was appointed professor in the Lycee Charlemagne, and officer of the university. In 1824 he was made director of the dyeries and professor of special chemistry in the carpet

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