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Jaroslav Heyrovsky Photograph Collection


Held at: Science History Institute Archives [Contact Us]315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Jaroslav Heyrovsky (1890-1967) was a Czech chemist who developed the polarographic method in 1922. Three years later Heyrovsky built the first polarograph with his Japanese colleague, Masuzo Shikata. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1959 for his discovery and development of polarographic methods of analysis.

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The collection is comprised of off-prints/photographs representing Jaroslav Heyrovsky's career. Photographs consist of a portrait of Heyrovsky, a group portrait with other scientists at a castle in Prague and the group of Nobel Prize Laureates from 1959. Along with the images, included are a booklet called Principle of Polarometric and an article entitled "Trends in Polarography" from Science magazine dated July 15, 1960. Of note are photographs of the diploma Heyrovsky received for the Nobel Prize in 1959 and the first polarograph created using his design in 1924.

Gift of Michael Heyrovsky, 1999.

Source of acquisition--Heyrovsky, Michael. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1999.

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