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The Curious Story of the Chemical Society’s Missing Obituary of John Lloyd Bullock (2020)


The pharmaceutical and manufacturing chemist John Lloyd Bullock, who had joined the Chemical Society in 1842 and who played a fundamental role in the creation of the Royal College of Chemistry in 1845, did not receive an obituary when he died in 1905. Yet, nine years later on the eve of WW1, the Council of the Chemical Society suddenly commissioned an obituary from two German chemists. Although the curious circumstances of this omission and commission cannot be fully explained, their investigation provides an opportunity for an appraisal of Bullock’s role in the history of chemistry and pharmacy.

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Authors & Contributors
Gaya, Hannah
Reichenbach, Karl Ludwig von
Helmstädter, Axel
Rayner-Canham, Marelene F.
Rayner-Canham, Geoffrey W.
Roberts, Gerrylynn K.
Atti e Memorie, Rivista di Storia della Farmacia
Bulletin for the History of Chemistry
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Pharmacy in History
Revue d'Histoire de la Pharmacie
Historia Scientiarum: International Journal of the History of Science Society of Japan
Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft
Erasmus Publishing
Societies; institutions; academies
Controversies and disputes
Peschier, Jacques
Mulder, Gerrit Jan
Freudenberg, Karl Johann
Nierenstein, Maximilian
Vauquelin, Louis Nicolas
Heintz, Wilhelm Heinrich
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
18th century
Great Britain
United States
Paris (France)
Chemical Society, London
Ecole supérieure de pharmacie de Paris
Royal College of Chemistry, London
Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
Cambridge University
Royal Society of Chemistry

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