ACS President: Albert B. Prescott (1832-1905)
Served as President: 1886
In his formative years he became an active worker in the anti-slavery cause
Rendered service as an army surgeon
- M.D., 1864, University of Michigan, Medicine
Member of Revision Committee of U.S. Pharmacopeia which devised assay methods for opium and cinchona and quantitative standards for medicinal chemicals.
Major Awards and Honors:
Service to Science:
Did You Know
. . . that he testified as an expert witness in poison cases?
. . . that while recovering from a severe fall at age 9, which kept him housebound, often confined to bed, for the next 5 years, he learned Latin, French, and German, and studied various branches of science?