Early Modern Period (1450 - 1750)

The Age of Scurvy

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Amputation

Auld Medicine

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The Alchemist in His Study with a Woman Making Lace

The Art Detective

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A 16th-century engraving of an alchemist adding a scorpion to a mixture. (Wellcome Library)

The Language of Alchemy

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Walter Potter's Monkey Riding a Goat

Death and Taxidermy

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ChemCrafter for the iPad

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Haeckel illustration of hummingbirds

Information Overload

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Esperanto postcard

Speaking in Tongues

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Rare Books

Collections
Galileo

Myth Busters United

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Sceptical Chymist title page

Alchemists, Unite!

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Arabic astronomers

Seek Knowledge as Far as China

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The Bald-Headed Alchemist, after David Teniers II, 17th century, oil on panel. Gift of Fisher Scientific International.

The Secrets of Alchemy

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Mark of Pierre Viart

Of Woodcuts and Metalcuts

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Liber de arte distillandi de compositis

Tryals and Tribulations

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Deborah Harkness

Facts and Fictions

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Novum Organum

Roads to Revolution

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Ripley Reviv’d (1678) by Eirenaeus Philalethes (i.e. George Starkey).

A Typographical Puzzle

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John Mayow’s “nitro-aerial particles” in action

Carried Away

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Detail from An Alchemist’s Laboratory

Gold, Secrecy, and Prestige

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Detail of frontispiece from The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes

London Calling

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Recipes and Extracts on Alchemy, Medicine, Metal-Working, Cosmetics, Veterinary Science, Agriculture, Wine-Making, and Other Subjects

The Philosophers’ Stove

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Tyrocinium chymicum

Liar, Liar, Lead on Fire

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