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HARCOURT, Augustus George Vernon MA DCL

Forenames: Augustus George Vernon

Last name: HARCOURT

Titles and Honours: MA DCL

Date of birth: 1834-01-01

Date of death: 1919-01-01

Date of Election: 1894-04-17

Honorary Member? Yes


Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? Yes


With Esson (Oxford mathematician) published 4 memoirs in "Philosophical Transactions"

Place of Residence:


1859 Lee's Reader in Chemistry, Christ Church, Oxford; 1864 - 1902 Tutor of Christ Church; 1899 - 1911 Research on the administration of chloroform as an anaesthetic (devised an 'inhaler' - recommended to BMA); research on the rate of chemical change - established on quantitative basis Berthollet's law of mass action; 1878 - 80 on Council of Royal Society; 1859 admitted to Chemical Society (1865-73 Secretary, 1895 Pres). Pres of chemical section of Brit Assocn founded by his grandfather in 1875 - Gen Sec for 14 yrs.

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