About William Hyde Wollaston

William Hyde Wollaston
William Hyde Wollaston PRS was an English chemist and physicist who is famous for discovering two chemical elements; he also developed a way to process platinum ore into malleable ingots. Wikipedia
August 6, 1766, East Dereham, Norfolk, England
December 22, 1828, Chislehurst, England

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William Hyde Wollaston Quotes

Allow me to decline the mental flagellation called anxiety, compared with which the loss of thousands of pounds is as a fleabite.
Letter to Hasted, Dececember 29, 1800, about his decision to abandon medical practice and pursue science.