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Author Powers, John C., 1968-

Title Inventing chemistry : Herman Boerhaave and the reform of the chemical arts / John C. Powers.

Published Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description viii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Synthesis.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Medicine as a calling -- Didactic chemistry in Leiden -- The institutes of chemistry -- Chemistry in the medical faculty -- Instruments and the experimental method -- Philosophical chemistry -- From alchemy to chemistry -- Boerhaave's legacy.
Subject Boerhaave, Herman, 1668-1738.
Chemistry -- History.
Chemistry -- Study and teaching -- Netherlands -- Leiden -- History -- 18th century.
ISBN 9780226677606 (hbk.) £26.00
0226677605 (hbk.) £26.00