Ira Remsen

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Ira Remsen

Ira Remsen (February 10, 1846 – March 4, 1927) was an American chemist who, along with Constantin Fahlberg, discovered the artificial sweetener saccharin. He was the second president of Johns Hopkins University.


  • Be a physical chemist, an analytical chemist, an organic chemist, if you will; but above all, be a chemist.
    • Ira Remsen. Found in ""The Life of Ira Remsen"" by F.H. Getmen (1940) on page 70 or 71

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