Dennis N. Crouse

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Introduction Dennis N. Crouse, Ph.D - - - - BSc Biochemistry, - Harvard College, Ph.D. Organic Chemistry - Harvard University Chemistry Department, Post-graduate courses: Understanding Dementia - Wicking Faculty of Health, University of Tasmania, and Fundamentals of Neuroscience - Harvard. - - - - The author co-founded a company to analyze the chemicals in food and water. In less than a year the company became the only company in New England licensed by the FDA to analyze meat products for toxic chemicals, such as PCB’s and pesticides. - - - - Dr. Crouse, with the help of a group of talented chemists, developed a series of stable isotopically labelled toxic chemicals and pesticides that were sold and used worldwide for quantifying these chemicals in food and water. - - - - Dr. Crouse developed the first computerized instruments to measure the corrosion rate of metals in contact with liquids. These rates are important when storing food and water in metal containers for long periods of time. - - - - Dr. Crouse, working with a talented group of people, developed a new toxic and flammable gas detector currently used by gas ultilities.
Interests How the brain works and fails to work.
Favorite Books Of all the books read in college, three of them were most significant in shaping the author’s career: “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson, “The Fitness of the Environment” by L. J. Henderson and “The Immense Journey” by Loren C. Eiseley. These books describe how our planet evolved to become an ideal environment for life and how our species, Homo sapiens, evolved to unwittingly upset this environment by introducing a chemical, such as DDT or aluminum