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Sir Derek Harold Richard Barton. 8 September 1918 – 16 March 1998

Steven V. Ley, Rebecca M. Myers

Abstract

Derek Harold Richard Barton was born on 8 September 1918 in the Thames-side town of Gravesend in Kent, the only child of William Thomas Barton and Maude Henrietta (née Lukes). His humble background gave no indication of the magnitude, depth and impact that his career would have on the lives of so many and the scientific community in general.

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