Philipp Friedrich Gmelin

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Philipp F. Gmelin
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Philipp Friedrich Gmelin (1721-1768)
Born(1721-08-19)19 August 1721
Died9 May 1768(1768-05-09) (aged 46)
Alma materUniversity of Tübingen
Known forPancreatic ducts
Chemistry of antimony
Scientific career
FieldsBotanist and chemist
InstitutionsUniversity of Tübingen
Doctoral advisorBurchard Mauchart
Doctoral studentsJohann Friedrich Gmelin
Johann Friedrich Gmelin is also his eldest son.

Philipp Friedrich Gmelin (19 August 1721 – 9 May 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 was a brother of the famous traveler Johann Georg Gmelin. He obtained his MD in 1742 at the University of Tübingen under Burchard Mauchart.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1758.[1]

He was the father of the naturalist Johann Friedrich Gmelin.


  1. ^ "Library and Archive". Royal Society. Retrieved 2012-08-06.


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  • Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1962, vol. 2, p. 776.
  • Michaud Biographie Universelle (2nd ed.), Delagrabe, 1843-1865, vol. 16, p. 646.
  • Dictionnaire des Sciences Medicales Biographie Medicale, C. L. F. Panckoucke, 1820-1822, vol. 4, pp. 461–462.

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