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Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair Greetings Card

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Blank greetings card with envelope featuring:

Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair NPG 5216

© National Portrait Gallery, London

by John Haslem

Playfair studied medicine in Scotland and chemistry in Giessen, where he made his name under the renowned chemist Justus von Liebig. He went on to become a professor of chemistry in London, and later Edinburgh. In 1868, Playfair was elected to Parliament, starting a long career of work on government committees, including public health, the Irish potato famine and the reform of the Civil Service. He was Prince Albert's chief adviser on the Great Exhibition of 1851 and helped to establish the Royal College... more

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