The Hare-clarke Controversy over the Invention of the Improved Gas Blowpipe

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Credit for the initial invention of the gas blowpipe has been marked by an unusually large amount of controversy (1), involving bitter charges of plagiarism and intellectual dishonesty. An example of this involves the American chemist Robert Hare,1781-1858 (2), who claimed that Edward Clarke, Professor of Mineralogy at Cambridge University (3), had falsely… (More)

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