(Born: 1727; Died: 1799) German physician.
Taube, a pupil of Haller, was physician to the British court and to the court of Brunswick-Lüneburg.
Biographical references: ADB. Baur, Allgemeines historisches Handwörterbuch, 1803. DBA: I 1257, 172-173. Meusel, Verstorbenen Teutschen Schrifsteller, 1802-16. WBI.
1. German, 1766-9.
Beiträge zur Naturkunde des Herzogthums Zelle [Vol. II: Lüneburg]. Zelle, Johann Dieterich Schulze, 1766-9.
2 vols. 8°: 264 p.
Rare. A collection of essays on the natural history of the duchies of Celle and Lüneburg, most of them dealing with the geology and mineralogy of the region. There is a chapter "De Färbe-Quelle bei Wense" (pp. 234-36) that describes a well that was used for dying purposes for a very long time. Taube gives an account of the procedure of dying thread in the water of this well and then provides a chemical analysis of the water.
Bibliographical references: BL [954.a.1.]. LKG: XIV 148.