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Abel, Sir Frederick Augustus, first baronet

Robert Steele.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicinal Chemistry; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 1222 words.

Abel, Sir Frederick Augustus, first baronet (1827–1902), chemist and explosives expert, was born on 17 July 1827 at Woolwich, the eldest son of Johann Leopold Abel (1795–1871), a music...

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Bancroft, Edward

Gordon E. Kershaw.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Medicine and Health; Medicinal Chemistry. 1543 words.

Bancroft, Edward (09 January 1744–08 September 1821), physician, scientist, and spy, was born in Westfield, Massachusetts, the son of Edward Bancroft and Mary Ely, farmers. The elder...

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Bancroft, Edward

Anthony S. Travis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Medicinal Chemistry. 914 words.

Bancroft, Edward (1744–1821), chemist and spy, was born at Westfield, Massachusetts, on 9 January 1744. His tutor was Silas Deane, later a member of the American congress. After a brief...

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Cruickshank, William

K. D. Watson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicinal Chemistry; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Surgery. 1090 words.

Cruickshank, William (d. 1810/11), military surgeon and chemist, was possibly born in north-east Scotland in the 1740s or 1750s. There is no record of his family, education, or early life,...

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Harrison, Edward Frank

Simon Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Medicinal Chemistry. 1351 words.

Harrison, Edward Frank (1869–1918), analytical chemist and army officer, was born at 264 Albany Road, Camberwell, London, on 18 July 1869, the third child of William Harrison (1822/3–1878),...

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napalm

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Warfare and Defence.

A substance used in incendiary bombs and flame throwers, made by forming a gel of petrol with aluminium soaps (aluminium salts of long-chain carboxylic acids, such as palmitic acid).

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Robertson, Sir Robert

G. M. Bennett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicinal Chemistry; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 952 words.

Robertson, Sir Robert (1869–1949), chemist and explosives expert, was born on 17 April 1869 at Cupar, Fife, the eldest of four children, and the only son, of John Alexander Robertson,...

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Shaw, Brian Duncan

Robin Mackie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Medicinal Chemistry. 975 words.

Shaw, Brian Duncan (1898–1999), chemist and army officer, was born on 10 February 1898 at Fern's Hollow, Station Road, in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, the youngest child of Samuel Shaw...

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Silberrad, Oswald John

Godfrey Rotter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicinal Chemistry; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 750 words.

Silberrad, Oswald John (1878–1960), chemist and explosives expert, was born at Buckhurst Hill, Essex, on 2 April 1878, the third son of Arthur Pouchin du Toict Silberrad, thirty-eighth...

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ton

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Chemistry.

1 or (esp. US) long ton a unit of mass equal to 2240 pounds avoirdupois (1016.05 kg).

2 or (esp. US) short ton or net ton a unit...

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