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George Rieveschl

Dr. George Rieveschl (1916[1] – September 27, 2007) was an American chemist and professor. He was the inventor of the popular antihistamine Benadryl.[2]

Born in Arlington Heights, Ohio, he attended the Ohio Mechanics Institute before earning bachelors, masters, a PhD degrees at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Rieveschl returned to the University of Cincinnati where he served as a professor of chemical engineering, and later a professor of materials science.

Rieveschl remained active in the Cincinnati-area science and arts community until his death at age 91 from pneumonia. He had contributed an estimated $10 million to his alma mater, according to a UC spokeswoman.


  1. ^ George Rieveschl. Ohio History Central. Retrieved on 2007-10-04.
  2. ^ James Ritchie. UC prof, Benadryl inventor dies. Business Courier of Cincinnati. Retrieved on 2007-10-04.
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