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Humphry Davy (1778–1829, APS 1810) was a British chemist and pioneer in the field of electrochemistry. He was a major figure in the reformed chemistry movement initiated by the French scientist Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794, APS 1775). Davy was the son of an impoverished Cornish woodcarver. As a youth, he was apprenticed to an apothecary-surgeon with whom he pursued a regimen of self-study that included theology, philosophy, poetics, several languages, as well as,...
Scottish inventor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Birmingham, to Robert Mylne, 1785 Dec. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270660869 From the description of Autograph letter signed Boulton & Watt : Birmingham, to Messrs. Fermin De Tastet & Co., 1791 Jan. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270660856 ...