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Alchemy Tried in the Fire: Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry

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Winner of the 2005 Pfizer Prize from the History of Science Society.

What actually took place in the private laboratory of a mid-seventeenth century alchemist? How did he direct his quest after the secrets of Nature? What instruments and theoretical principles did he employ?

Using, as their guide, the previously misunderstood interactions between Robert Boyle, widely known a
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Paperback, 359 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by University Of Chicago Press (first published December 30th 2002)
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