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Frederick Accum Esqr Engraved by J. Thomson from an original painting by S. Drummond Esqr. A.R.A.

Friedrich Christian Accum (1769–1838) was a German chemist whose work primarily entailed efforts to keep foods free of dangerous additives. His book, A treatise on adulterations of food…instructs the reader on how to detect substances added to food and medicines, which may harm people.

Engraving print of a young man seated and looking to his right on the table
  • Author/Artist:

    Thomson, J. (engraver)
  • Year:

    1820
  • Type:

    Illustration
  • Topic:

    Contamination/Adulteration