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Pierre-Joseph Pelletier

* 1788 in Paris
+ 1842 in Paris


Joseph Bienaimé Caventou

Pierre-Joseph Pelletier was a French chemist and pharmacist who did notable research on vegetable alkaloids,
and was the co-discoverer with Joseph Bienaimé Caventou of quinine
(later proving to be an important remedy for the disease malaria), caffeine, and strychnine.

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