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Roger Adams
(2 Jan 1889 - 6 Jul 1971)

American organic chemist.


Science Quotes by Roger Adams (1 quote)

Many thanks for the sending me the book Biology of the Striped Skunk ... Frankly, I doubt whether I shall read it or not, unless I happen to have some intimate contact with a skunk which may induce me to learn more about him.
— Roger Adams
Undated letter to a member of the Natural History Survey. In D. S. Tarbell and A. Tarbell, Roger Adams, Scientist and Statesman (1981), 192.
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  • 2 Jan - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Adams's birth.
  • Roger Adams: Scientist and Statesman, by D. Stanley Tarbell, Ann Tracy Tarbell. - book suggestion.

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