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Maine’s Role in the Creation of the American Chemical Society


"In August, 1873, the American Association for the Advancement of Science met at Portland, Maine . . . six distinctively chemical papers were read at the Portland meeting. . . On the evening of August 25, 1873, a small group of these chemists met together to discuss the possibility of a better representation for chemistry in the American Association. . . It was decided to ask the governing body of the Association for permission to form a subsection of chemistry within Section A, and that permission was granted. A first step toward the organization of American chemists had been taken."[1]

[1] Wigglesworth Clarke, F., Chapter III. The Evolution of the American Chemical Society. Journal of the American Chemical Society 1926, 48 (8), 17-22. 

 

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