Joseph Black MD (1728-1799) Scottish physician and chemist
Joseph Black FRSE FRCPE FPSG (1728–1799) was a Scottish physician and chemist, known for his discoveries of latent heat, specific heat, and carbon dioxide. He was Professor of Anatomy and Chemistry at the University of Glasgow for 10 years from 1756, and then Professor of Medicine and Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh from 1766, teaching and lecturing there for more than 30 years.
Engraved by J. Rogers after the portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn for ‘Lives of Illustrious and Distinguished’ by Robert Chambers, 1834. Published by Blackie & Son, Glasgow.
Image size approx. 100 x 123 mm