Definition of Müller, Paul Hermann in US English:

Müller, Paul Hermann

proper noun

  • (1899–1965), Swiss chemist. He synthesized DDT in 1939 and patented it as an insecticide. It was immediately successful, but was withdrawn by most countries in the 1970s when its environmental persistence and toxicity in higher animals was realized. Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine (1948).


Müller, Paul Hermann