Criticizing Chrysopoeia? Alchemy, Chemistry, Academics, and Satire in the Northern Netherlands, 1650–1750

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Hendriksen, Marieke M.A.;
  • Journal: Isis, volume 109, issue 2, pages 235-253 (issn: 0021-1753, eissn: 1545-6994)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1086/698233
  • Subject: Low Countries | History of Chemistry | Boerhaave | history of alchemy | Cultural history | Alchemy | satire | Intellectual history | History of Science

This essay argues that we should consider perceptions of and associations with alchemical language and practices in academic and artisanal as well as popular culture in the Netherlands in order to gain a better understanding of the supposed transformation of alchemy int... View more
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