Early Chemical and Medical Applications of Alcohol

  title={Early Chemical and Medical Applications of Alcohol},
  author={S. Rasmussen},
  • S. Rasmussen
  • Published 2014
  • Engineering
  • Alcohol had a profound influence on the art of the apothecary or pharmaceutical chemist [1], as well as changing the way that many artisans and alchemists carried out some types of reactions in the process of chemical pursuits. In this final chapter, the use of alcohol in early chemical and medical applications will be discussed, first as a simple component of fermented beverages and later in its purified form. In the process, the lasting effects of the availability of alcohol on the practice… CONTINUE READING


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