Recebido em 25/3/99; aceito em 16/12/99 WILHELM MICHLER, A SCIENTIFICAL ADVENTURE IN THE TROPICS. Wilhelm Michler lived in Brazil for seven years from 1882 to 1889, when he died. Here, he published several articles on natural products, and became a professor of Industrial Chemistry at the Escola Politécnica, in Rio de Janeiro. He was respected by colleagues and students. This article addresses this poorly known period of the life of a scientist, world-famous by the aromatic ketone that carries his name.Keywor…
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