Born in Germany in 1755, he earned his
medical diploma in 1779.
In 1782, he
married Henriette Kuchler with whom he
had eleven children.
Starting in 1784, once he had
interrupted his medical career to devote
himself to pharmacological research.
translated a number of scientific works,
treatises on therapy, etc....
He did not return to medical practice
until 1796, when he began to apply his
In 1835, at the age of 80, after
having been a widower for 5 years, he
married a young French woman,
Mélanie d'Hervilly, and they moved to
Paris where he died in 1843.