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Melanie Kiechle

Haas Fellow

Melanie Kiechle was a fellow at the Institute for two consecutive years, working on her dissertation “‘The Air We Breathe’: 19th-Century Americans and the Search for Fresh Air.”

Stories from Melanie Kiechle

The Smell Detectives

During the 1860s and 1870s, was a booming New York City’s stench choking the health from its citizens? Chemist Charles Frederick Chandler aimed to find out.