CHEMISTRY THROUGH THE AGES - CHEMISTRY THROUGH THE AGES - CHEMISTRY THROUGH THE AGES
Chemistry during the Renaissance ( 1401 A.D. - 1600 A.D. )
Alchemy takes a more scientific direction with the development of maetallurgy and iatrochemistry, or medical chemistry.
Paracelus, one of the earliest practitioners of chemical medicine, is appointed to the chair of medicine at Basel. he advocates opium as a cure, and metallic remedies, especially preparations of mecury.
The most famous of Agricola's work on minerology and metallurgy, "De Re Metallica," is published.
Liberavius writes the first chemical textbook.
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