Laboratory Design and the Aim of Science: Andreas Libavius versus Tycho Brahe

  title={Laboratory Design and the Aim of Science: Andreas Libavius versus Tycho Brahe},
  author={Owen Hannaway},
  pages={585 - 610}
THE HISTORY OF THE LABORATORY is an important but neglected aspect of early modern science. To ask where and when the laboratory first appeared as a distinctive place for the pursuit of the study of nature raises questions to which, as yet, there are no clear-cut answers. Even the etymology of the word laboratory is obscure: the Latin noun laboratorium, from which the vernacular cognates are derived, was certainly not of classical origin. There is evidence of medieval usage, but it appears that… 
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