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The John Beer historical reprint collection


Held at: Science History Institute Archives [Contact Us]315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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This is a collection of reprints written between 1926 and 1996. The reprints cover various aspects and personalities of the history of alchemy chemistry, and the molecular sciences.

Dr. Beer organized these reprints according to topics. The collection deals mostly with history of chemistry and the molecular sciences.

Organized into 15 topical groups. 1. Alchemy, Ancient Through Renaissance Chemistry ; 2. Analytical Chemistry ; 3 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ; 4. Chemical Engineering; 5. Chemical Industry and Chemical Technology; 6. Chemical Revolution 1775-1825 ; 7. Chemistry c. 1600-1775 ; 8. Chemistry in America, North and South 9. Miscellaneous before and since 1780; 10. Inorganic Mineralogical and Metallurgical; 11. Organic - Biochemistry and Pharmacy; 12. Physical Chemistry Since 1870; 13. Synthetic Dyes; 14. Teaching History of Chemistry {u2013} Psychology and Philosophy of Chemical Research; 15. Correspondence.

These papers were donated to CHF (now Science History Institute) by Dr. John Beer in 2002.

Source of acquisition--Beer, John . Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--2002..

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