Fourneau, Ernest

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Fourneau, Ernest Gender: M
born on 4 October 1872 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Biarritz, France, 43n29, 1w34
Timezone LMT m1w34 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 11°39' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 04°51 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 19°22'

Ernest Fourneau (Portrait by his son Jean-Claude Fourneau)
photo: Jean-Claude Fourneau, license cc-by-1.0


French medicinal chemist who played a major role in the discovery of synthetic local anesthetics, as well as in the synthesis of suramin. He authored more than two hundred scholarly works, and has been described as having "helped to establish the fundamental laws of chemotherapy that have saved so many human lives". He was a member of the Académie Nationale de Médecine. He died on 5 August 1949, aged 76, in Ascain, France.

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Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Lescaut.


  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry (Medicinal)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction