Dmitri Mendeleyev

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Russian chemist who developed a periodic table of the chemical elements and predicted the discovery of several new elements (1834-1907)

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Listing the elements in order of atomic weight, Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleyev (bottom) creates a table in which elements with similar properties fall in the same row (columns in later versions of the table).
Oliver Sacks, in his book Uncle Tungsten (2001, Knopf), mentions that the arrangement of the elements in the periodic table came to Dmitri Mendeleyev in a dream.
The author describes chemistry by recounting the advances made by philosophers and scientists from the ancient Greeks to the inventor of the periodic table, Dmitri Mendeleyev. Strathern transports us to hair-raising times when alchemists used strange, oftentimes poisonous concoctions alternately attempting to cure human ailments and turn "sick metal" into gold.