Who Is Wilbur Scoville?

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A brief timeline of the man behind the heat scale

To chileheads and hot sauce lovers, he is the man behind the heat scale. Wilbur Scoville was born Januiary 22, 1865. In 1912 while working  for the Parke Davis pharmaceutical company he developed the Scoville Organoleptic Test, now standardized as the Scoville Scale. In 1922, Scoville won the Ebert prize from the American Pharmaceutical Association and in 1929 he received the Remington Honor Medal. Scoville also received an honorary Doctor of Science from Columbia University.

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