The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Meyer, Lothar Julius
MEYER, Lothar Julius, German chemist: b. Varel, Oldenburg, 19 Aug. 1830; d. Tübingen, 11 April 1895. He studied medicine at Zürich and Würzburg and later spedalized in physiological chemistry at Heidelberg, and in mathematical physics at Königsberg. He became privatdocent in physics and chemistry at Breslau in 1859, taught in the School of Forestry at Neustadt-Eberswalde in 1866-68, and at the Karlsruhe Polytechnic in 1868-76; and from 1876 he was professor of chemistry at Tübingen. He is known for his theory of the action of carbon monoxide on the blood; and for his work in the periodic classification of the elements. Author of ‘Die modernen Theorien der Chemie’ (1896); ‘Die Stomgewichte der Elemente aus den Originalzahlen neu berechnet’ (1883); ‘Grundzüge der theoretischen Chemie’ (1902).