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This e-book is a quick background of the centuries-old fascination with the method of alcoholic fermentation, the debates approximately its nature, and its elucidation throughout the early 20th century.

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1631). A Discourse of Naturall Bathes, and Minerall Waters, pp. 57–58. London: Thomas Harper. See Debus, A. G. (1969). “Edward Jorden and the fermentation of metals. An iatrochemical study of terrestrial phenomena” in: Towards a History of Geology, C. J. ), pp. 101–121; Oldroyd, D. R. (1974). “Some Neo-Platonic and Stoic influences on mineralogy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries,” Ambix 21, pp. 128–156. van helmont to black 21 the physiology of digestion as largely a matter of fermentation, but he rejected the idea of an Archaeus.

63 Metzger, H. (1930). Newton, Stahl, Boerhaave et la Doctrine Chimique. Paris: Alcan; Kerker, M. (1955). “Herman Boerhaave and the development of pneumatic chemistry,” Isis 46, pp. 36–49; Heimann, P. M. (1973). “‘Nature is a perpetual worker’: Newton’s aether and eighteenth-century natural philosophy,” Ambix 20, pp. 1–25. 64 Le Febure, N. (1670). A Compleat Body of Chemistry, p. 16. London: Pulleyn. 61 32 chapter two did not have previously. D. degree at the University of Basle. 67 Like Lemery, Bernoulli considered fermentation to be the same as effervescence, and his treatment dealt solely with the latter.

1, p. 414. Cambridge University Press. 54 The end of the seventeenth century marked a transition from the esoteric alchemical definitions of “fermentation” to that of a mechanical process akin to the one described in Meteorologica 4. 55 An “example of the application of the theory to the problem of the nature of fermentation is provided by the writings of John Freind (1675–1728): The Fermentation we here undertake to Explain, is that Intestine Motion of Parts, which arises upon the Dissolution of Solids in Liquors or Menstruums .

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