Georg Friedrich Hildebrandt

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Georg Friedrich Hildebrandt
Born5 June 1764
Died23 March 1816 (1816-03-24) (aged 51)
Alma materUniversity of Göttingen
Scientific career
FieldsPharmacist, chemist, and anatomist
InstitutionsUniversity of Erlangen
Doctoral advisorJohann Friedrich Gmelin
Doctoral studentsJohann Salomo Christoph Schweigger

Georg Friedrich Hildebrandt (5 June 1764 – 23 March 1816) was a pharmacist, chemist, and anatomist. He was an early supporter of Lavoisier's theories in Germany. He investigated mercury compounds, and the chemical nature of quicklime, ammonium nitrate, and ammonia. He studied light emitted by electric discharges through air and investigated the use of nitric oxide to determine the oxygen content of air. He developed a method to separate silver from copper. He wrote textbooks on pharmacology and human anatomy, and treatises on smallpox, sleep, and the digestive system.

He obtained his MD in 1783 from the University of Göttingen under Johann Friedrich Gmelin.



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