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AbstractRecent scholarship on Boyle's Sceptical Chymist has emphasised the alchemical context of Boyle's work. In this paper we will draw attention to its specifically sceptical context. Based on Cicero's works on Academic scepticism, the Academica and De Natura Deorum, we give some grounds for...
AbstractOrganic chemistry began at the universities in the Habsburg Empire about 1840, when Josef Redtenbacher, a post-graduate student of Liebig in Giessen, established the first organic laboratory at Charles University, Prague. Following Liebig's teaching methods, he required laboratory work...
AbstractHenry Phillips's explicit postulation, modification and evaluation of several subsequent hypotheses addressing the phenomenon of isomerism of trivalent sulfur compounds in the same manuscript provides an excellent historical example to discuss the development of chemical formulas in an...
AbstractThis paper alerts historians to a large cache of correspondence received by Irish chemist Thomas Andrews MD, FRS (1813–1885) over a period of thirty years. It gives a biographical summary of Andrews' life and work. With the collection being virtually unknown and, until recently, uncited...
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