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Curtman, Charles O.
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- Curtman, Karl Otto
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- Curtman, Carl Otto
- Curtman, Chas. O.
- Curtman, C.
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Charles O. Curtman was born Karl Otto Curtman in Giessen, Germany and was a medical graduate of the university in his native city, where he was a student of Justus von Liebig. After working in Antwerp, Belgium as an industrial chemist, he emigrated to the United States and settled in New Orleans in 1850. When the Civil War began he was commissioned as a medical officer in a Confederate cavalry unit, but soon thereafter was assigned to direct the manufacture of medicines and explosives at army laboratories. After the war he practiced medicine in Memphis and from there was recruited to join the faculty of Missouri Medical College in St. Louis. He was Professor of Chemistry at the College from 1868 until 1874 and again from 1883 until his death.
Curtman also taught at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy (the two colleges maintained an informal affiliation) and was on the staff of the Mallinckrodt Chemical Works in the city. Too early to be considered a "biochemist," he was nonetheless a significant local pioneer in investigating and teaching laboratory science to medical and pharmacy students. He was the author of three laboratory manuals and numerous journal reviews of current scientific developments. At the very end of his life, he was among the first in St. Louis to investigate applications for the newly discovered principles of x-ray technology.
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Creation from LCNaf : December 16, 2019 3:39 PM
- LCNAF no 2014165141: Preferred name Curtman, Charles O. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2014165141
(found: Lessons in qualitative and volumetric chemical analysis, 1889:t.p. (Charles O. Curtman)
found: Charles O. Curtman Papers, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives website, viewed Dec. 12, 2014(Curtman (1829-1896) was born Karl Otto Curtman in Giessen, Germany and was a medical graduate of the university in his native city, where he was a student of Justus von Liebig. After working in Antwerp, Belgium as an industrial chemist, he emigrated to the United States and settled in New Orleans in 1850) - http://beckerarchives.wustl.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=8575 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2014165141)
- Drawing of Dr. Chas. O. Curtman in the laboratory of Missouri Medical College, after a photograph taken by Miss. Charlotte Curtman. VC068-i068077 Item circa 1890, Part of Harold A. Bulger Photographs and Prints
- Biogaphical Information on W. J. G. Curtman (1802-1871) father of Charles Otto Curtman, 1876, 1918, 1992. VF01665-B57-F01665-i03 Item, Part of Curtman, Charles O., Vertical File
- Note from Jos. N. McDowell to Dr. C. Curtman, 20 April 1866, VC219-S01-i219002 Item, Part of Joseph Nash McDowell Photographs
- Letter from Jos. N. McDowell to Charles O. Curtman, 24 October 1866, VC219-S01-i219003v Item, Part of Joseph Nash McDowell Photographs
- Missouri Medical College course card, Lectures on Chemistry and Pharmacy by Chas. O. Curtman, M.D. for Mr. William Everett. VC158-i158288 Item 1875, Part of Robert E. Schlueter Photographs