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Abstract

The current teaching and practice of analytical chemistry reflect the evolution of measurement science over time. Qualitative and quantitative measurements can be traced back to prebiblical times, have been important throughout human history, and today are key to the functioning of a modern society. This review is designed to provide a brief overview of the evolution of analytical science and a summary of the evolution, development, and growth of analytical chemistry in the United States, with emphasis on developments up to the mid-twentieth century. Some degree of emphasis is placed on early centers of analytical chemistry and contributions of pioneers of analytical chemistry within the United States. The evolution of journals, early textbooks, and reference books on analytical chemistry as well as developments in analytical chemistry curricula in the United States are traced.

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