PhD in chemistry

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I was wondering if anyone knew who the first ever person was to receive a PhD in chemistry. I have been researching for hours and can't find the answer anywhere. If anyone knows, please let me know. Thank you.
 

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Never mind. I found the answer. It's Arthur Becket Lamb from Tufts University in 1904.
 
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I looked and found Annie. L. McLeod in 1909 at McGill College. Wasn't sure if that was the first or not. I'm glad you found what you were looking for.
 
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In the old days I believe there wasn't a distinction made between the braches of science - in fact there wasn't a distinction made between philosophy, theology, mathematics and science! So thats why today people with doctorates in philosophy and people studying physics both share the title 'Doctor of Philosophy' I believe the three major divisions were law, medicine, and 'philosophy' which included mathematics and all branches of science.
 

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