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date: 02 April 2020

Frasch, Hermanlocked

(25 December 1851–01 May 1914)
  • Robert M. Hawthorne


Frasch, Herman (25 December 1851–01 May 1914), chemist, chemical engineer, and inventor, was born in Gaildorf, Wuerttemberg, Germany, the son of Johannes Frasch, a prosperous pharmacist and burgomaster of the town; his mother’s name is not recorded. Frasch was educated at the Gymnasium and then apprenticed to a pharmacist but decided to come to the United States at age seventeen. He settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he became an assistant in the laboratory of Professor ...

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