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date: 20 August 2019

Page, Charles Graftonlocked

(25 January 1812–05 May 1868)
  • Robert C. Post


Page, Charles Grafton (25 January 1812–05 May 1868), scientist, inventor, and government official, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, the son of Jere Lee Page, a sea captain, and Lucy Lang. He graduated from Harvard College in 1832 and Harvard Medical School in 1836. After concluding his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, he set up practice in Salem. Throughout this period, however, Page’s consuming interest was natural philosophy, especially the science of electricity. At the age of ten he had designed an electrostatic machine, and at the age of twenty-two he published his first paper in ...

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