Lorenz Florenz Friedrich von Crell.

Lorenz Florenz Friedrich von Crell.

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A: Helmstedt, Niedersachsen, Germany

Lorenz von Crell Begins Publication of "Chemische Annalen", the First Chemistry Journal

1778
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In 1778 Lorenz Florenz Friedrich von Crell, professor of theoretical medicine and materia medica at the University of Helmstedt, Germany, began publication of  the first periodical specifically devoted to chemistry: Chemische Annalen für die Freunde der Naturlehre, Arzneygelahrtheit, Haushaltungskunst und Manufacturen in 1778.

The journal continued publication under this name until 1781. It resumed publication in 1784 with the title of Chemische Annalen, discontinuing publication in 1803. The journal is often called referred to as Crell's Annalen

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