Divulging of useful truths in physick: the medical agenda of Robert Boyle

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Johns Hopkins University Press, Oct 1, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 216 pages
Recognized today largely for his contributions to chemistry and to the role of experiment in scientific investigation, Robert Boyle (1627-1691) wrote extensively on the causes of disease, the importance of dissection to medical education, and the use and preparation of drugs. In the first in-depth study of Boyle's medical writings, Barbara Beigun Kaplan argues that, in addition to his reputation in chemistry, Boyle deserves recognition for his strong medical interests.

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The Formative Years
Developing a Philosophy of Nature

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About the author (1993)

Barbara Beigun Kaplan is acting executive director of the Science, Technology, and Society Program at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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