Mystery and Romance of Alchemy and Pharmacy

The author endeavored to sketch some phases of the romance and mystery that have surrounded the arts of medicine, alchemy, and pharmacy from the earliest period of which we have record down to the close of the 18th century. The influence of the past on the present is greater than we commonly suppose. In the age of rapid scientific progress and brilliant research, we are apt to overlook and lose sight of the patient labors of the early pioneers of science.

The author endeavored to sketch some phases of the romance and mystery that have surrounded the arts of medicine, alchemy, and pharmacy from the earliest period of which we have record down to the close of the 18th century. The influence of the past on the present is greater than we commonly suppose. In the age of rapid scientific progress and brilliant research, we are apt to overlook and lose sight of the patient labors of the early pioneers of science.

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English

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