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The salt of the earth : natural philosophy, medicine, and chymistry in England, 1650-1750

Author: Anna Marie Eleanor Roos
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
Series: History of science and medicine library, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Consisting of a series of case studies, this book is devoted to the concept and uses of salt in early modern science, which have played a crucial role in the evolution of matter theory from Aristotelian concepts of the elements to Newtonian chymistry. No study on this subject has been previously available. Its exploration of natural history's and medicine's intersection with chemical investigation in early modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Paracelsus; Jean Baptiste van Helmont; Jean Baptiste van Helmont; Paracelsus; Paracelsus; Johann Baptist van Helmont
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Marie Eleanor Roos
ISBN: 9789004161764 9004161767
OCLC Number: 137222294
Description: 293 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The context of salts --
Paracelsian concepts of salts --
Van Helmont, salts, and natural history in early modern England --
From salts to saline spirits --
The rise of acids --
Salts and saline spirits in the medical marketplace and literature: patent medicines and chymical satire.
Series Title: History of science and medicine library, v. 3.
Responsibility: by Anna Marie Roos.
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