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Alexander Mitscherlich
(1836-1918)

Alexander Mitscherlich was born in Berlin on May 28, 1836, the son of the famous Berlin chemnist and geologist Eilhard Mitscherlich (1794-1863), a contemporary of Berzelius. He received his doctorate in chemistry in 1861 from the University of Berlin (where his father was Professor of Chemistry), and took a position as Professor at a privately run school of chemistry near Kassel (1868-1883). His most important research, around 1870, involved the development of a process for extracting purified cellulose from wood pulp. He died in Oberstdorf, Bavaria on May 31, 1918. The Alexander Mitscherlich Medal of the German Association of Pulp and Paper Chemists and Engineers was later established in his honor.

References:
MEHRA, J., and RECHENBERG, H. (2001) The Historical Development of Quantum Theory. vol. 1, part 1, p. 160.
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