Nicolas, Pierre-François

Professor of chemistry and medicine.

Professor of philosophy at Grenoble; professor of chemistry at Nancy and Caen. Member of the Académie des Sciences. Published works on mineral waters, the medical uses of electricity, taxidermy, distillation of spirits, and the dyeing of cotton. Principal editor of the Nouveau dictionnaire universel et raisonné de médecine (6 vols., Paris, 1772).