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The salt of the earth [electronic resource] : natural philosophy, medicine, and chymistry in England, 1650-1750 / by Anna Marie Roos.

By: Roos, Anna Marie Eleanor.
Material type: TextTextSeries: History of science and medicine library: v. 3.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 293 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789047421412 (electronic bk.); 9047421418 (electronic bk.); 9004161767 (hardback : alk. paper); 9789004161764 (hardback : alk. paper).Subject(s): Paracelsus, 1493-1541 -- Influence | Helmont, Jean Baptiste van, 1577-1644 -- Influence | Science -- Europe -- Philosophy -- History -- 16th century | Science -- Europe -- Philosophy -- History -- 17th century | Medicine -- Europe -- Philosophy -- History -- 16th century | Medicine -- Europe -- Philosophy -- History -- 17th century | Salt -- Europe -- History | Salt -- Health aspects | Renaissance | Sodium Chloride -- England -- History | History, 17th Century -- England | History, 18th Century -- England | Sodium Chloride -- chemistry -- England | Sodium Chloride -- therapeutic use -- England | SCIENCE -- Chemistry -- Inorganic | Zout | Natuurfilosofie | Alchemie | Chemie | EngelandGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Salt of the earth.DDC classification: 546/.3409409031 Other classification: 30.01 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Summary: Consisting of a series of case studies, this book discusses 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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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Consisting of a series of case studies, this book discusses 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.

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