Samuel Cnoll in Tranquebar and establishment of the first 'pharmacy' - Laboratorium Chymicum - in India in 1732

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Abstract

One early, Europe-trained medical doctor to work in Tranquebar (Tarangampadi, 11°1'N, 79°50'E) near Tanjãvur, Southern India, was Samuel Benjamin Cnoll (1705-1767). Some articles refer to him as Knoll. He was trained in medicine in Halle, Germany, and recruited to work at the Royal Danish Mission, Tranquebar, from 1732 (ref. 1). Cnoll worked in Tranquebar until his death. Jensen indicates that Cnoll supervised the Royal Danish Mission Hospital, Tranquebar from the 1740s and published a short article on the preparation of borax in Acta Medica Hafniensis in 1753 (ref. 2) (note 1).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-369
Number of pages2
JournalCurrent Science
Volume113
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2017

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