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Doremus, Robert Ogden

Robert M. Hawthorne

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1300430

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Doremus, Robert Ogden (11 January 1824–22 March 1906), chemist, teacher, and inventor, was born in New York City, the son of Thomas Cornelius Doremus, a merchant who was one of the founders of New York University, and Sarah Platt Haines, a social worker and philanthropist. He began his undergraduate study in New York at Columbia College but moved after a year to New York University, where he received his A.B. in 1842, his M.A. in 1845, and his M.D. in 1850. In 1847 he studied chemistry and metallurgy in Paris, and during all of his graduate school years, from 1843 to 1850, he was assistant to the English-born chemist at New York University, Dr. ...

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