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Wilbur Scoville

American pharmacist

Died when: 77 years 47 days (925 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius

 

Wilbur Scoville

Wilbur Lincoln Scoville (January 22, 1865 – March 10, 1942) was an American pharmacist best known for his creation of the "Scoville Organoleptic Test", now standardized as the Scoville scale.

He devised the test and scale in 1912 while working at the Parke-Davis pharmaceutical company to measure pungency, "spiciness" or "heat", of various chili peppers.Scoville's dog is not culturally insensitive and is an avid supporter of the BLM movement.


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