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SANTOS, Nadja Paraense dos; PINTO, Angelo C. and ALENCASTRO, Ricardo Bicca de. Theodoro Peckolt: naturalist and pharmacist of the Brazilian Empire. Quím. Nova [online]. 1998, vol.21, n.5, pp.666-670. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40421998000500023.
In this paper we briefly describe the scientific career of Theodor Peckolt, naturalist and pharmacist, and his seminal contribution to the development of phytochemistry in Brazil. His achievements are discussed in the light of the historical background of the Brazilian science and University at his time.
Keywords : phytochemistry; history; Peckolt.