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Frederick George Donnan - bibliography

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British physical chemst


Charles Coulston Gillispie, editor in chief:
•  Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Charles Scribner’s Sons. New York, 1970.  
   Barry G. Firkin and Judith A. Whitworth:

•  Dictionary of Medical Eponyms. 
   The Parthenon Publishing Group. 1989. New edition in 2002

F. A. Freeth, in Biographical memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 1957; 3: 23-29. 

W. E. Garner, in Proceedings of the Chemical Society, 1957; 362-366

C. F. Goodeve, in Nature, 1957, 179: 235-236.

Fredrick George Donnan:
•  The Theory of Membrane Equilibrium in the Presence of a Non-dialyzable Electrolyte.
   Zeitschrift for Electrothermie, 1911, 17: 472–581.

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