See also:libraries, and
See also:grandson of
See also:Brown, author of the Self-Interpreting Bible . In 1832 he entered the university of
See also:Edinburgh, where, after studying in Berlin and St
See also:Petersburg, he graduated as M.D. in 1839 . About 184o he was engaged in experiments by which he sought to prove that "
See also:carbon in certain states of combination is susceptible of conversion into silicon," and his failure to establish this proposition had much to do with his want of success as a
See also:candidate for the
See also:chair of chemistry at Edinburgh in 1843 . He held the
See also:doctrine that the chemical elements are compounds of equal and similar atoms, and might therefore possibly be all derived from one generic atom . In 185o he published a tragedy, Galileo Galilei, and two volumes of his Lectures on the Atomic Theory and Essays Scientific and
See also:Literary appeared in 1858, with a preface by his kinsman Dr John Brown, the author of Horae Subsecivae . He died at Edinburgh on the loth of
See also:September 1856 .
ROBERT BROWN (1773-1858)
SIR GEORGE BROWN (1790-1865)
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