Kremers, Edward 1865 - 1941 | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Kremers, Edward 1865 - 1941

Kremers, Edward 1865 - 1941 | Wisconsin Historical Society

pharmacist, chemist, professor, b. Milwaukee. He completed a pharmacy apprenticeship, studied at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, and graduated from the Univ. of Wisconsin (Ph.G., 1886; B.S., 1888) and the Univ. of Gottingen, Germany (Ph.D., 1890). He was instructor in pharmacy at the Univ. of Wisconsin (1890-1892), and from 1892 until his retirement in 1935 was professor of pharmacy and chemistry, and director of the School of Pharmacy at the Univ. of Wisconsin. He was also director of the Pharmaceutical Experiment Station at the university (1913-1933). One of the leaders in the movement to offer complete four-year college courses and advanced degrees in pharmacy, Kremers established a four-year course in pharmacy at the Univ. of Wisconsin in 1892; in his capacity as director, he also promoted a scientific pharmaceutical curriculum, and established the first American program of graduate study in pharmacy. Kremers did basic research on plant chemistry, and was recognized as an expert on the chemistry of volatile oils. He was the editor of Pharmaceutical Review (1896-1909), and was co-author of History of Pharmacy (1940). After retiring to emeritus status in 1935, he continued to live and study in Madison until his death. Who's Who in Amer., 18 (1934); Trans. Wis. Acad. Sci 37 (1945), pp. 111-135; M. Curti and V. Carstensen, Univ. of Wis. (2 vols., Madison, 1949); Madison Capital Times, July 10, 1941; E. Kremers Papers.

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[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]