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Karen Wetterhahn

1948 - 1997

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Karen Elizabeth Wetterhahn (October 16, 1948 – June 8, 1997), also known as Karen Wetterhahn Jennette, was an American professor of chemistry at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, who specialized in toxic metal exposure. She died of mercury poisoning at the age of 48 due to accidental exposure to the extremely toxic organic mercury compound dimethylmercury (Hg(CH3)2). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karen Wetterhahn has received more than 1,431,616 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Karen Wetterhahn is the 532nd most popular chemist (down from 480th in 2019), the 10,325th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,658th in 2019) and the 99th most popular Chemist.

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Among CHEMISTS

Among chemists, Karen Wetterhahn ranks 532 out of 509Before her are Margaret Oakley Dayhoff, Mary L. Good, Gilbert Stork, Darleane C. Hoffman, John George Children, and Anna J. Harrison. After her are Wallace Smith Broecker, Charles M. Lieber, Ida Freund, Arthur Fry, Richard Zare, and Susan Solomon.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1948, Karen Wetterhahn ranks 582Before her are Adam Musiał, Anders Wejryd, Michael Moran, Pierre Rapsat, Len Wein, and Sheila Jeffreys. After her are Lesław Ćmikiewicz, John Dew, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, T Bone Burnett, Tom Wolf, and John Evan. Among people deceased in 1997, Karen Wetterhahn ranks 263Before her are LaVern Baker, Amleto Frignani, Owen Barfield, Gul Mohammed, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Kåre Holt. After her are Guido Vincenzi, Spartaco Bandinelli, Ronald Pope, Don Messick, Magda Gabor, and Robert Serber.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Karen Wetterhahn ranks 10,325 out of 18,182Before her are Aaron Burckhard (1963), William Boyd (1895), Zoe Kazan (1983), Shelley Berman (1925), Gwen Torrence (1965), and David Denman (1973). After her are William Bartram (1739), Lucy Shapiro (1940), Lowell George (1945), Slim Whitman (1923), Albert Pyun (1953), and Frank Albertson (1909).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Karen Wetterhahn ranks 99Before her are Bruce Ames (1928), F. Albert Cotton (1930), Margaret Oakley Dayhoff (1925), Mary L. Good (1931), Darleane C. Hoffman (1926), and Anna J. Harrison (1912). After her are Wallace Smith Broecker (1931), Charles M. Lieber (1959), Arthur Fry (1931), Richard Zare (1939), Susan Solomon (1956), and Harry B. Gray (1935).