Modern chemistry, so alarming, so necessary, so ubiquitous, became a mature science in nineteenth-century Europe. The authors of this book describe how chemists emerged as professional scientists in countries varying from Britain to Lithuania and to Greece. Often from lowly positions in medicine or industry, the profession emerged in differing economic and social circumstances. Similarities exist, and are examined, as are how international links affected the process. It is an important contribution to European history of science.
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Subtítulo: THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF CHEMISTRY IN EUROPE, 1789-19