John of Rupescissa and the Origin of Medical Chemistry

  title={John of Rupescissa and the Origin of Medical Chemistry},
  author={R. Multhauf},
  pages={359 - 367}
  • R. Multhauf
  • Published 1954
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Isis
  • A MONG the more obscure questions in the history of science is that of the beginning of the movement in medicine and chemistry known as "iatrochemistry." This obscurity is in part owing to the circumstance that in histories of science the term iatrochemistry has tended to become a loose generalization for a complex group of medico-chemical ideologies extending over several centuries, and for this reason we will here in speaking of beginnings prefer the appellation "medical chemistry" as being… CONTINUE READING
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