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By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the September issue of The Scientist.

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Illustrating Alchemy, 18th Century

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 1, 2014

As the science of chemistry developed, public perceptions of alchemists shifted from respect to ridicule.

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Painting Pseudoscience

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 1, 2014

Johns Hopkins University Chemist Larry Principe discusses his favorite alchemy painting, the topic of this month’s Foundations.

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Medicinal Alchemy, circa 1512

By Cristina Luiggi | March 1, 2011

During the Middle Ages, alchemists developed sophisticated ways to tap the medicinal powers of the Earth’s bounty. Liber de Arte Distillandi, published in 1512, is a layman’s guide to the preparation of these natural medicines.

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