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LYONS, Albert Brown, chemist, born in Waimea, Hawaiian islands, 1 April, 1841. He was graduated at Williams in 1865, and at the medical department of the University of Michigan three years later. He filled the chair of chemistry in Detroit medical college from 1868 till 1881, when he was called to be consulting chemist to the drug house of Parke, Davis and Co. In this capacity he became well known throughout the United States by his frequent contributions to medical and pharmaceutical journals on adulterations and frauds in drugs. Besides his editorial connection with various medical journals in Detroit, he became in 1887 editor of "The Pharmaceutical Era." Dr. Lyons is a member of scientific societies, and secretary of the Detroit academy of medicine. In addition to his many papers, he has published a "Manual of Practical Assaying" (Detroit, 1886).
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