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Philipp Friedrich Gmelin

Philipp F. Gmelin

Philipp Friedrich Gmelin (1721-1768)
Born19 August 1721(1721-08-19)
Tübingen, Germany
Died9 May 1768 (aged 46)
Tübingen, Germany
Residence Germany
Nationality German
FieldBotanist and chemist
InstitutionsUniversity of Tübingen
Alma materUniversity of Tübingen
Academic advisor  Burchard Mauchart
Notable students  Johann Friedrich Gmelin
Known forPancreatic ducts and chemistry of antimony
Johann Friedrich Gmelin is also his eldest son.

Philipp Friedrich Gmelin (1721-1768) was a professor of botany and chemistry. He studied the chemistry of antimony and wrote texts on the pancreatic ducts, on mineral waters, and on botany.

He obtained his MD in 1742 at the University of Tübingen under Burchard Mauchart.


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