Bryan Higgins

1741-1818; b. Collooney, Co. Sligo; MD, Leiden, practiced in Lodon; opened school of practical chemistry, Greek St., 1774; dispute with Priestley, whom he accused of plagiarism, 1775 ; A Philosophical Essay Concerning Light (1776); invented cement, 1779; Experiments and Observations Relating to Acetous Acid, Fixable Air ... Oils, Fuels, &c (1786); improvements to rum and sugar manufacture for Jamaican House of Assembly, lived in Spanish Town, Jamaica, 1797-99, publishing Observations and Labours (1800, 1803); d. Walford, Staffs. DIB

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