Eduard FarberIn existographies, Eduard Farber (1892-1969) was an Austria-Hungarian born American chemist noted for []

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In 1961, Farber, in his 1,600+ page Great Chemists, lists existographies (biographies) of 114 selected “great chemists”, each penned by leading historians and scientists and or via autobiography (auto-existography); the first selection of which are listed below: [1]

1. Babylonian chemists
2. Interlude I, philosophers and practitioners
3. Arabic chemists
4. Interlude II, philosophers and alchemists and practical metallurgists
5. Paracelsus
6. Libavius and Jean Beguin
7. Joan van Helmont
8. Rudolf Glauber
9. Robert Boyle
10. Nicolas Lemery
11. Herman Boerhaave
12. Duhamel du Monceau
13. Guillaume-Francois Rouelle
14. Andreas Sigismun Marggraf
15. Mikhail Lomonosov
16. Joseph Black
17. Henry Cavandish
18. Joseph Priestley
19. Carl Scheele
20. Antoine Lavoisier

The are listed in chronological order, some discussion of selection methods of which he discusses in his preface.

Farber completed his PhD in organic chemistry, physics, and mineralogy at the University of Leipzig in 1916. [2]

Quotes | Employed
The following are quote employed by Farber:

Fate, show thy force; ourselves we do not owe;
What is decreed must be, and be this so!”
William Shakespeare (1602), Twelfth Night (Act 1, Scene 5); cited by Edward Farber (1961), in respect to ranking greatest chemists [1]

Quotes | By
The following are noted quotes by Farber:

“To observe how others behaved in their predicaments may help us in emergencies, even to foresee both their coming and the results of our reactions.”
— Eduard Farber (1961), “Preface” to Great Chemists

1. Farber, Eduard. (1961). Great Chemists. Interscience Publishers.
2. Anon. (2006). “Eduard Farber (1892-1969)” (pdf), American Chemical Society.

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