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Inventing Chemistry: Herman Boerhaave and the Reform of the Chemical Arts
In Inventing Chemistry, historian John C. Powers turns his attention to Herman Boerhaave (1668–1738), a Dutch medical and chemical professor whose work reached a wide, educated audience and became the template for chemical knowledge in the eighteenth century. The primary focus of this study is Boerhaave’s educational philosophy, and Powers traces its development from Boerh...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by University of Chicago Press
(first published January 1st 2012)
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