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Lot 232: Discovered the artificial sweetener saccharin

Art on Paper, Autographs, Paper Collectibles

by East Coast Books

January 25, 2017

Wells, ME, USA

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  • Discovered the artificial sweetener saccharin
  • Discovered the artificial sweetener saccharin
  • Discovered the artificial sweetener saccharin
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Description: [JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY] Ira Remsen (1846-1927) was a chemist who, along with Constantin Fahlberg, discovered the artificial sweetener saccharin. He was the second president of Johns Hopkins University. Remsen writes at bottom of letter "Referred to President Woodward, Chairman I.R." The letter itself is from Frank Pierce to President Ira Remsen, National Academy of Science, Baltimore, Md., sending a copy of a letter from the Commissioner of Patents, relative to the provisions of section 8 of the Sundry Civil Act, approved May 27, 1908. The copy of that letter is included here. VG. The picture of Remsen showing here is not included.

Condition Report: VG

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