Antimony in Medical History: An Account of the Medical Uses of Antimony and Its Compounds since Early Times to the Present (review)

@article{Debus2000AntimonyIM,
  title={Antimony in Medical History: An Account of the Medical Uses of Antimony and Its Compounds since Early Times to the Present (review)},
  author={A. Debus},
  journal={Bulletin of the History of Medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={74},
  pages={362 - 364}
}
  • A. Debus
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin of the History of Medicine
  • There is no doubt about the importance of antimony in early modern medicine. Although many chemically prepared medicines were introduced in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, antimony and its compounds caused more debate than any of the others. Indeed, the century from ca. 1560 to ca. 1660 has been termed the “Antimony War,” a conflict that witnessed acrid confrontation between Galenists and iatrochemists. Although much has been written on this topic already, Professor McCallum’s book… CONTINUE READING
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