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The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Pettenkofer, Max von

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PETTENKOFER, Max von, a German chemist, born at Lichtenheim, Bavaria, Dec. 3, 1818. He studied at Munich, was employed in the Bavarian mint from 1845 to 1847, and was afterward professor of medicine. In 1865 he became one of the editors of the Zeitschrift für Biologie. Among his writings are: Die atmospherische Luft in Wohngebäuden (Brunswick, 1858); Ueber Oehlfarbe und Conservirung der Gemäldegalerien durch Regeneration der Bilder (1870; 2d ed., 1872); and Die Verbreitungsart der Cholera in Indien (1871).