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Müller, Paul Hermann

Syllabification: Mül·ler, Paul Hermann
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈm(y)o͝olər/

Definition of Müller, Paul Hermann in English:

( 1899–1965), Swiss chemist. He synthesized DDT in 1939 and patented it as an insecticide. It was immediately successful, but was withdrawn by most countries in the 1970s when its environmental persistence and toxicity in higher animals was realized. Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine (1948).

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