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Cressy Morrison, US chemist

Cressy Morrison, US chemist

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Abraham Cressy Morrison (1888-1951), US chemist. Morrison's education beyond school was limited to a year in business college. He worked from the age of 13, working with drug companies in marketing and advertising, including the National Wholesale Druggists Association. His later career was with the Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation. His science activities included his authorship of 'Man in a Chemical World' (1937) and 'Man Does Not Stand Alone' (1944). He was also a fellow of the American Museum of Natural History and served as president in 1938 of the New York Academy of Sciences, where he funded the Morrison Astronomy Prize.

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