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Ernest Guglielminetti

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Name  Ernest Guglielminetti

Died  February 20, 1943
Ernest Guglielminetti

Ernest Guglielminetti (born November 23, 1862, Brig-Glis; died February 20, 1943, Geneva) was a Swiss medical doctor.

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Biography

He studied medicine in Switzerland and received his doctorate on 1885. Then he travelled around the world and worked in Java, Sumatra and Borneo.

On 1891, he developed a self-contained breathing apparatus for mountaineers, firefighters and frogmen.

On 1894, he settled in Monaco where he met Prince Albert I who asked him what could be done to ban the dust stirred up by the first motor vehicles. He applied an idea found in Indonesian hospitals where wooden floors were coated with tar: he developed a new mixture of tar, gravel and sand for binding the dust.

On March 13, 1902 in Monaco, the tar street was invented and Dr E. Guglielminetti was given the nickname "Dr Goudron" (Dr "Tar").

A monument next to the Saltina bridge in Brig commemorates Ernest Guglielminetti.

References

Ernest Guglielminetti Wikipedia


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