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Title:
Quicksilver : a history of the use, lore and effects of mercury
Author:
Swiderski, Richard M.
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Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
v, 304 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
"This work traces the history of mercury in popular culture, beginning in the early 18th century when Dr. Thomas Dover, nicknamed "Dr. Quicksilver, " began prescribing doses of raw mercury to clear out intestinal blockages and rid the body of syphilis and other diseases. The author details the role of mercury in several medical, industrial, and cultural applications"--Provided by publisher.
Language:
English
Contents:
Silver into black -- The women of Smyrna -- Lab work -- Bread and fish -- Syphilis, mercury, syphilis -- Little blue pills -- Rob de Laffecteur -- The lightening skin -- The rivers of California -- Red mercury -- Cycling and recycling -- Persistence.
ISBN:
9780786435968
Format :
Book

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