B. Perkins, M.D.
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B. Perkins, Professor of
Chemistry of Union College and
Albany Medical College, died
suddenly June i8th. He had been a member
of the Union College faculty since 1865.
Professor Perkins was a well- known
expert witness in poisoning cases. Maurice
B. Perkins was born in New London
in 1836, and studied chemistry at Gottengen, Heidelburg, and Tubingen.
In 1862 he was appointed assistant
professor of chemistry in the College of
Physicians and Surgeons of New York City and was afterward assistant in
the Lawrence Scientific School at Harvard. He received the degrees of
A.M. from the last- named university, and of
M.D. from the Albany
Medical College. He was the author of a
manual of quantitative analysis.
(The personal edited research
notes of Michael Echols, the source of which may or
may not be completely documented)