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
Died 9 May 1768(1768-05-09) (aged 46)
Nationality German
Alma mater University of Tübingen
Known for Pancreatic ducts
Chemistry of antimony
Scientific career
Fields Botanist and chemist
Institutions University of Tübingen
Doctoral advisor Burchard Mauchart
Doctoral students Johann 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. 


  • J. Chem. Educ., 1954, 32, pp. 534–541.
  • Chem. Ber., 1939, 72, pp. 5A-33A.
  • 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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