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date: 19 October 2019

Wurtz, Henrylocked

(05 June 1828–08 November 1910)
  • Robert M. Hawthorne


Wurtz, Henry (05 June 1828–08 November 1910), chemist and editor, was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, the son of John J. Wurts and Ann Novus. The family name, originally Swiss, had many variant spellings (e.g., Wirtz, Wirts); it is likely that Wurtz chose the name he liked best. He received his A.B. in 1848 from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), where he studied with the physicist ...

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