John Mayow's Place in Chemistry

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AN interesting paper by Prof. T. S. Patterson, entitled ‘John Mayow in Contemporary Setting: a Contribution to the History of Respiration and Combustion’, appears in vol. 15 of Isis (Feb.–Sept. 1931). In the course of a comprehensive and fully documented article of 93 pp., Prof. Patterson describes the results of a detailed examination of Mayow's ‘Tractatus duo’ (1668) and ‘Tractatus quinque’ (1674), and of contemporary works by Boyle, Hooke, Willis, Lower, Swammerdam, and other authoritative writers of the period upon the subjects of respiration and combustion.

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READ, J. John Mayow's Place in Chemistry. Nature 129, 157–158 (1932) doi:10.1038/129157a0

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