Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604-1670)

Johann Rudolph Glauber was an experimental chemist who investigated the medicinal properties of antimony, arsenic, and mercury in a well-equipped laboratory. Glauber wrote over forty books on topics ranging from general chemistry to the use of furnaces in scientific experiments. Lehigh owns the first collection in English of Glauber's complete works, which was compiled by Christopher Packe and published in 1689.

Johann Rudolf Glauber. The Works of the Highly Experienced and Famous Chymist, John Rudolph Glauber: Containing, Great Variety of Choice Secrets in Medicine and Alchymy in the Working of Metallick Mines, and the Separation of Metals... Ed. Christopher Packe. London: Thomas Millburn, 1689.