Article ID: CBB000750293

Os Primeiros Desenvolvimentos do Conceito Helmontiano de Gás: Parte II (2002)

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This paper focuses on the early interpretations of the concept of gas, originally created by J. B. Van Helmont (1579 fraction three-quarters 1644). Our main interest is on the ideas of English physicians and chemical philosophers of the seventeenth century. Gas was usually associated with the material cause of diseases, with the vital spirit, or with a volatile spirit produced in some kinds of material transformations. As a general trend, however, the authors who did not want to embrace the details of the medico-chemical system proposed by Van Helmont preferred to use more well-known words (such as vapours, exhalations, effluvia, odours, spirits), avoiding the use of the neologism.

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Authors & Contributors
Debus, Allen G.
Hedesan, Georgiana D.
Roos, Anna Marie Eleanor
Porto, Paulo Alves
Newman, William Royall
Principe, Lawrence M.
Journals
Azogue: Revista Electrónica Dedicada al Estudio Histórico-Crítico de la Alquimia
Foundations of Chemistry
Sudhoffs Archiv: Zeitschrift fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Medical History
Medicina Historica
Publishers
University of Chicago Press
EDUC
Science History
Science History Publications
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Pennsylvania State University Press
Concepts
Alchemy
Medical chemistry
Medicine
Chemistry
Natural magic
Science and religion
People
Helmont, Jan Baptista van
Paracelsus, Theophrast von Hohenheim
Boyle, Robert
Boerhaave, Herman
Starkey, George
Batthyány, Boldizsár
Time Periods
17th century
18th century
16th century
Renaissance
Early modern
Ancient
Places
Europe
Spain
Hungary
Italy
Netherlands
Germany
Institutions
Royal Society of London
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