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Can anyone do something about the excess width of this page? I can't print it properly (unless I go to landscape mode) and this seems to be the only Wikipedia page like that. - 18.104.22.168 15:51, 25 February 2002
Jean-Pierre Poirier (Lavoisier, Pygmalion, 1993) thinks this quotation is apocryphal. Poirier also gives more detail about Mme Lavoisier's role as a scientific assistant and also how she may have contributed inadvertently to his execution by openly showing her contempt for the mistress of a high revolutionary official who could have pardoned him. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs) 20 Dec 2005.
Madison Smartt Bell is professor of English and director of the Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College in Maryland. His most recent book is a nonfiction biography of pioneering chemist Antoine Lavoisier, Lavoisier in the Year One: The Birth of a New Science in an Age of Revolution (W. W. Norton, 2005).
I do know Lavoisier had some very important contributions to geology. Can anybody contribute to this article in regards to this - Dominic Hollands —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs) 15 December 2006.
The article creates the incorrect impression that all of Lavoisier's scientific endeavour dated from before the Revolution. In fact his work on the metric system was done for the Revolutionary government. I have also removed the sentence 'As the French Revolution gained momentum from 1789 on, Lavoisier's world inexorably collapsed around him' as it is unsupported by references, and replaced it with a new article section on the French Revolution describing what he did during this period.