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BRENEMAN, Abram Adam, chemist, born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 28 April, 1847. He was graduated at the Pennsylvania state College in 1866, and was during 1867-'8 instructor in chemistry at that institution, and full professor from 1869 till 1872. In 1875 he was appointed assistant professor and lecturer on chemistry at Cornell, where from 1879 till 1882 he was professor of industrial chemistry. Since then he has resided in New York, where he has been actively engaged in professional work as a writer, an analyst, and a chemical expert. Prof. Breneman has published papers on chemical and sanitary subjects for the scientific and daily papers, devoting his attention largely to the subject of water and its contaminations. He has also written on the chemistry of ceramic manufactures and delivered a course of lectures on that subject in New York. With Prof. G. C. Caldwell he has published "A Manual of Introductory Laboratory Practice" (Ithaca, 1875).
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