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A redefinition of Boyle's chemistry and corpuscular philosophy.
  • A. Clericuzio
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Annals of science
  • 1 November 1990
Summary Robert Boyle did not subordinate chemistry to mechanical philosophy. He was in fact reluctant to explain chemical phenomena by having recourse to the mechanical properties of particles. ForExpand
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William Harvey's natural philosophy
The reception of Harvey's doctrines of the movement of the heart and of the circulation of blood was the result of a complex interaction of intellectual, political and social factors. Expand
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The Correspondence Of Robert Boyle
Boyle's principal correspondents: John Aubrey (1626-97), virtuoso and author William Avery (d.1687), Boston doctor Thomas Barlow (1607-91), Bodley's librarian and bishop Richard Baxter (1615-91),Expand
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From van Helmont to Boyle. A study of the transmission of Helmontian chemical and medical theories in seventeenth-century England
Van Helmont's chemistry and medicine played a prominent part in the seventeenth-century opposition to Aristotelian natural philosophy and to Galenic medicine. Helmontian works, which rapidly achievedExpand
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Elements, Principles and Corpuscles: A Study Of Atomism And Chemistry In The Seventeenth Century
Preface. Abbreviations. Introduction. 1. Minima to Atoms: Sennert. 2. Spirit, Chemical Principles and Atoms in France in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century. 3. Chemistry and Atomism in EnglandExpand
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Water which does not wet hands: the alchemy of Michael Sendivogius
This English translation of Ibn Qayyim's Medicine of the Prophet is wildly exegetical; in some passages more than half of the content of the translation is not to be found in the Arabic. Expand
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Chemical and mechanical theories of digestion in early modern medicine.
  • A. Clericuzio
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Studies in history and philosophy of biological…
  • 1 June 2012
The aim of this paper is to survey the iatrochemists' and iatromechanists' explanations of digestion, from the sixteenth to the early decades of the eighteenth century. The iatrochemists substitutedExpand
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Teaching Chemistry and Chemical Textbooks in France. From Beguin to Lemery
In the seventeenth century the status of chemistry changed remarkably. Chemistry was no longer regarded as a manual practice subordinated to medicine but as an independent discipline that was taughtExpand
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