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COALE, Robert Dorsey, chemist, born in Baltimore, Maryland, 13 September, 1857. He was graduated in 1875 at the Pennsylvania military academy with the degree of C.'E., after which he became a student in Johns Hopkins University, where from 1880 till 1881 he was fellow in chemistry, and until 1883 assistant in that science. During 1883-'4 he was lecturer on chemistry, and in 1884 became professor of chemistry and toxicology in the University of Maryland. His original scientific researches gained for him the degree of Ph.D., and were published in the "American Chemical Journal."
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