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CHEM-HIST started in 1997 as an outcome of the European Science Foundation research programme on "The Emergence of Chemistry in Europe, 1789-1939". In 1998 it became the official messenger of the IUHPS/DHS Commission on the History of Modern Chemistry (CHMC). Since then the number of subscribers has continuously risen to almost 450 worldwide.

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