Ezekiel Abraham Ezekiel (Great Britain b.1757, d.1806)
Thomas Glass (1709-1786), MD Leyden. Physician and medical writer at Exeter
1788; Date from imprint.
Thomas Glass was a student of medicine at Leiden University where he graduated Doctor of Medicine in 1731. He first set up practice in Exeter where he became a physician at the Devon and Exeter Hospital. He worked on the preparation of magnesia alba, published an essay on its use and sold the formula to a firm of chemists. Glass's assertion that his was the correct formula for magnesia alba was hotly contested by a Manchester chemist, Thomas Henry (1734-1816), who claimed to have discovered it himself. Glass also was also known for being an expert on smallpox.
Exeter; North America; United States of America
Thomas Glass (b.1709, d.1786); Medicine; Portraits