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Kraemer, Henry (22 July 1868–09 September 1924), pharmacognosist and teacher, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of John Henry Kraemer, a merchant, and Caroline Fuchs. Orphaned at an early age, he attended Girard College from 1877 to 1883 and then spent five years as an apprentice in the pharmacy of Clement B. Lowe. In 1889 he received the graduate in pharmacy degree (Ph.G.) from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. During his senior year at the college and the year thereafter, he was assistant in general chemistry to Professor Samuel P. Sadtler at the University of Pennsylvania....

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Maisch, John Michael (30 January 1831–10 September 1893), pharmacist and teacher, was born in Hanau, Hesse, Germany, the son of Conrad Maisch, a retailer of very modest means, and Agnese Louise Liebtreu. Educated in the local schools and taken under the wings of teachers who recognized his special abilities and gave him private tutelage, he gained free admittance to the Oberrealschule (a nonclassical upper high school). He studied languages, botany, zoology, mineralogy, and chemistry and was introduced to the microscope. Ill health, however, thwarted his hope to attend a Gymnasium to pursue a university education. He turned his attention to pharmacy, but involvement with the revolutionary Turners gymnast club of Hanau led to his capture at Sinsheim in 1849. He was imprisoned but escaped with the help of friends and fled to the United States. He arrived in Baltimore in September 1849....

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Parrish, Edward (31 May 1822–09 September 1872), pharmacist, teacher, and college president, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph Parrish, a prominent physician, and Susanna Cox. He attended the Friends’ School and then was apprenticed to his pharmacist brother, Dillwyn Parrish. During his apprenticeship he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, graduating in 1842. In 1843 Parrish opened his own drugstore in Philadelphia. In 1848 he married Margaret Hunt, with whom he had five children....

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Procter, William, Jr. (03 May 1817–09 February 1874), pharmacist and educator, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Isaac Procter, a hardware store owner, and Rebecca Farquahar. (The junior was added to distinguish him from an uncle named William.) His father died in 1820, putting the family in financial difficulties. William attended Friends schools into his teenage years, but the sudden illness of his brother-in-law, the proprietor of a cooper’s shop, forced him to abandon formal education. The work of the cooper’s shop proved to be too hard on William’s delicate constitution, and he requested to be apprenticed as an apothecary. In 1831 he entered the shop of Henry Zollickoffer in Philadelphia and started his forty-year career in pharmacy....

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Rice, Charles (04 October 1841–13 May 1901), pharmacist, journalist, and linguist, was born in Munich, Germany, the son of Austrian parents with the surname of Reis. He claimed to have changed his name to Rice when he came to the United States in 1862. Because Rice was intensely secretive about his personal life, especially his past, few details are known about his family or early education other than that he received intense instruction in classical and modern languages while in Germany and at the age of twelve began a lifelong study of Sanskrit. When family finances became tight, Rice followed the advice of an uncle who had emigrated to the United States and turned to more practical studies of science. On the death of his parents and in the face of continuing economic difficulties, Rice came to the United States, where he joined the U.S. Navy in 1862....