Portrait of Ernest Fourneau
by his son Jean-Claude Fourneau
October 4, 1872|
August 5, 1949
|Alma mater||École de pharmacie de Paris|
|Notable awards||Prix Jecker, of the Académie des Sciences (1919 and 1931)|
Ernest Fourneau (1872–1949) was a French medicinal chemist who played a major role in the discovery of synthetic local anesthetics, as well as in the synthesis of suramin. He authored more than two hundred scholarly works, and has been described as having "helped to establish the fundamental laws of chemotherapy that have saved so many human lives". He was a member of the Académie Nationale de Médecine.
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