The Scientist | Sep 1, 2014 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the September issue of The Scientist.
Illustrating Alchemy, 18th Century
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2014 | 2 min read
As the science of chemistry developed, public perceptions of alchemists shifted from respect to ridicule.
Painting Pseudoscience
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 31, 2014 | 1 min read
Johns Hopkins University Chemist Larry Principe discusses his favorite alchemy painting, the topic of this month’s Foundations.
Medicinal Alchemy, circa 1512
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 1, 2011 | 2 min read
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.