Chemical Analysis and Experts in Contemporary Spain: Antonio Casares Rodriguez (1812--1888) and Jose Gil Casares (1866--1961) (2014)

Authors & Contributors: Suay Matallana, Ignacio (Author);

Abstract: This Ph.D dissertation focuses on how two Spanish chemists—Antonio Casares Rodríguez (1812‒1888), and his son José Casares Gil (1866‒1961)—constructed their expertise in chemical analysis in modern Spain. It considers both their family connections and local networks as crucial elements in the consolidation of their scientific authority, as well as the importance of travels of learning, textbook writing, spaces and laboratories, and scientific controversies in shaping expertise in places usually considered peripheral. This thesis shows how both experts were able to circulate between different spaces, notably the laboratory and the field, in this case natural springs and spas; the university and governmental committees and institutions, in this way forging new possibilities for the consolidation of analytical chemistry as a scientific discipline in Spain. (Abstract provided by Ignacio Suay-Matallana.)

Description: Cited in Dissertation Abstracts International-A 75/11(E), May 2015. Proquest Document ID: 1562933556. Part of a special collection on History of Chemistry in Spain. (List provided by Ignacio Suay-Matallana in December 2017.)

Publication Date: 2014

Edition Details:Advisor: Bertomeu Sanchez, Jose Ramon; Committee Members: Barona Vilar, Josep Luis, Garcia Belmar, Antonio, Nieto-Galan, Agusti.
Physical Details:438 pp.
School: Universitat de Valencia (Spain)
Advisor: Bertomeu Sánchez, José Ramón
Committee Member: Barona Vilar, Josep Luis
Committee Member: García Belmar, Antonio
Committee Member: Nieto-Galan, Agustí
Linked Data: 9781321077377 (ISBN)

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