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Monday, November 16, 2009

The 'accidental' scientist - Jamaica's own Nobel Prize nominee

Jamaica Gleaner News "'At the age of 20, all I knew about chemistry was how to spell the word,' he said.

Born in 1934, in a district near Coleyville, Clarendon, Bertram Oliver Fraser-Reid attended Clarendon College where physics and chemistry were not taught during his time. The staff resources were so poor that, in sixth form, two of his teachers were studying for the very subjects that he and his classmates were being prepared for. In fact, one of the teachers was repeating, having failed the year before."

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