Calling card belonging to Jacobus Henricus van’t Hoff (1852-1911).
Van't Hoff is considered to be one of the founding fathers of physical chemistry. In 1901 van’t Hoff received the first Nobel prize in Chemistry “in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the laws of chemical dynamics and osmotic pressure in solutions.” Around 1894, Georg Bredig completed a portion of his post-doctoral work in van’t Hoff’s laboratory in Amsterdam.
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Hoff, J. H. van 't (Jacobus Henricus). “Jacobus Van't Hoff's Personal Calling Card,” circa 1890. Papers of Georg and Max Bredig, Box 2, Folder 1. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/dik31hx.
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