21 December 2020
Glasgow scientist Thomas Graham, the 'father of colloid chemistry' was born on 21 December 1805.
Glagsow scientist Thomas Graham was born on 21 December 1805. Graham, whose statue stands in Glasgow’s George Square was a chemistry expert who is known was the ‘father of colloid chemistry’.
He coined the term ‘dialysis’ and created a precursor to the modern day dialysis machine. For the last fifteen years of his life, he held the position of Master of the Mint at the Scottish Royal Mint, the last person to ever hold the post.
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