Cradle of Chemistry

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The University of Edinburgh was the world's most sought-after centre for the study of chemistry in the late 18th century, with lectures by key figures such as William Cullen and Joseph Black attracting large audiences. This study of Edinburgh chemists' academic heyday comprises twelve essays on topics including the influence of the Dutch physician and chemist Herman Boerhaave, surviving chemical apparatus in the national Museums of Scotland, and the teaching of Thomas Charles Hope.

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Cradle of Chemistry

Cradle of Chemistry

The Early Years of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh

Hardback216pp Illustrated

9781906566869     Product Code: 225406

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The University of Edinburgh was the world's most sought-after centre for the study of chemistry in the late 18th century, with lectures by key figures such as William Cullen and Joseph Black attracting large audiences. This study of Edinburgh chemists' academic heyday comprises twelve essays on topics including the influence of the Dutch physician and chemist Herman Boerhaave, surviving chemical apparatus in the national Museums of Scotland, and the teaching of Thomas Charles Hope.

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