Justus Von Liebig: The Chemical Gatekeeper

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 20, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 396 pages
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One of the founding fathers of organic chemistry and also a great teacher, Liebig (1803-73) enjoyed a close relationship with Britain, whose scientific education, medical practice and agriculture he transformed. Brock's fresh interpretation of Liebig's stormy career shows how he moved chemistry into the socio-political marketplace, demonstrating chemistry's significance for society in food production, nutrition and public health. Through popular lectures and his readable Chemical Letters, Liebig also commented on issues such as scientific methodology and materialism. This is the first English-language biography of Liebig since 1901.
 

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Contents

From Pharmacy to Chemistry
1
Organic Analysis and the Giessen Research School
37
Liebig the Organic Chemist 18201840
72
Liebig and the British
94
Liebig and Commerce
115
Liebig and the Farmers Agricultural Chemistry
145
Liebig and the Doctors Animal Chemistry
183
Liebig on Toast The Chemistry of Food
215
Populariser of Science Chemical Letters
273
Philosopher of Science The Bacon Affair
291
Death and Assessment
315
Carl Wilhelm Bergemanns Report to the Prussian Minister on the Chemical Laboratory at Giessen in 1840
333
The British and American Network of Liebigs Pupils Disciples and Giessen Graduates
342
Bibliography
353
Index
365
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Liebig and London The Chemistry of Sewage
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