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Author Roos, Anna Marie Eleanor.

Title The salt of the earth : natural philosophy, medicine, and chymistry in England, 1650-1750 / by Anna Marie Roos
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 293 pages) : illustrations
Series History of science and medicine library, 1872-0684 ; v. 3
History of science and medicine library ; v. 3
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Paracelsus, 1493-1541 -- Influence.
Helmont, Jean Baptiste van, 1577-1644 -- Influence.
Medicine -- Europe -- Philosophy -- History -- 16th century.
Medicine -- Europe -- Philosophy -- History -- 17th century.
Salt -- Health aspects.
Salt -- Europe -- History.
Science -- Europe -- Philosophy -- History -- 16th century.
Science -- Europe -- Philosophy -- History -- 17th century.
History, 17th Century.
History, 18th Century.
Sodium Chloride -- chemistry.
Sodium Chloride -- history.
Sodium Chloride -- therapeutic use.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007027772
ISBN 9004161767 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9047421418 (electronic bk.)
9789004161764 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9789047421412 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ; alk. paper)