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