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Title: The development of chemistry in Britain through medicine and pharmacy, 1700-1850
Author: Crellin, J. K.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3396 4250
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 1969
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It is well known that physicians and pharmacists have made many contributions to chemical knowledge, but apart from post- Paracelsian chemical medicine there are few detailed studies on the subject. This thesis aims at covering one aspect, the story in Britain from 1700 to 1850. These years witnessed striking changes in the British medical profession with the apothecary (the traditional pharmacist) evolving into a general medical practitioner. This, in marked contrast to the situation in such European countries aa France and Germany, was often stated to be the reason tor the relatively small amount of chemical research in Britain. Yet, as this study shows. British medicine and pharmacy undoubtedly made significant contributions to the development of chemistry in the period immediately prior to the general acceptance of professional chemists. This was through such areas as education (chapters 2 and 3) and the search for more uniform or for new medicines (chapters 4 to 6).
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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