Fritz Henry Reuter Oral History
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This item is a typewritten and edited transcript of an oral history interview with food chemist Fritz Henry Reuter, prepared and conducted by the University Oral History Project in the University New South Wales in 1985. Most of the oral history concerns Reuter's work as a food chemist in Australia, but the first part deals with his youth and schooling in Germany.
- Reuter, Fritz Henry, 1905-2001 (Person)
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Fritz Henry Reuter (1905-2001) was born in Vienna, Austria to a German mother and Austrian father. He was educated in Germany and studied for his PhD in chemistry at the University of Berlin (1930). Upon graduation he accepted unpaid research work in medical biochemistry at a major university hospital (1930-1932) until taking up a position in Czechoslovakia to develop a new detergent (1932-33). With Hitler's rise to power in Germany he migrated to London in 1933. In 1936, soon after he had been offered a Carnegie Fellowship at the University of Sydney, he married Irene Eyck, whom he had met in London, and they emigrated to Australia. He was an associate professor of Food Technology at the School of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales, from 1952 until 1970.
Source: A Brief Biography, pp. vii-viii of the oral history transcript
This item is a typewritten and edited transcript of an oral history interview with food chemist Fritz Henry Reuter, prepared and conducted by the University Oral History Project in the University New South Wales in 1985.
- Guide to the Fritz Henry Reuter Oral History 1985 AR 11947
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