Science, alchemy, and the Great Plague of London /

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Author / Creator:Shelley, William Scott, author.
Imprint:New York : Algora Publishing, [2017]
Description:1 online resource
Subject:Starkey, George, -- 1627-1665.
Starkey, George, -- 1627-1665.
Great Plague, London, England, 1664-1666.
Plague -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Medicine, Medieval.
Diseases and history.
Epidemics -- history.
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
Diseases and history.
Medicine, Medieval.
England -- London.
Electronic books.
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9781628943139 (hard cover: alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Shelley reviews the development of chemistry and medicine during the Scientific Revolution, especially the contributions of George Starkey, who had enormous influence over Robert Boyle and Isaac Newton. Starkey was reputedly the only physician in London with a cure for the Great Plague in 1665, though the details are lost.--
Other form:Print version: Shelley, William Scott. Science, alchemy, and the Great Plague of London. New York : Algora Publishing, [2017] 9781628943122
Table of Contents:
  • On Spiritual Alchemy and Chemistry
  • On The Great Plague of London: A New Diagnosis
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Alchemy in the New World
  • Chapter 2. George Starkey and Eirenaeus Philalethes
  • Chapter 3. The Chymical Physicians Versus the Aristotelians
  • Chapter 4. Robert Boyle and George Starkey
  • Chapter 5. Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, and George Starkey
  • Chapter 6. George Starkeyâ#x80;#x99;s Philosophersâ#x80;#x99; Stone
  • Chapter 7. Starkey, Boyle, and Newtonâ#x80;#x99;s Divine Quest
  • Chapter 8. The Bubonic Plague Theory
  • Chapter 9. Ergot and Fusarium Poisoning
  • Chapter 10. The English Diet in the Seventeenth Century Chapter 11. Environmental Conditions and the Plague
  • Chapter 12. The Great Plague: An Overview of the Epidemic
  • Chapter 13. The Great Plague in London
  • Chapter 14. The Medical Evidence: Diseases Preceding the Plague
  • Chapter 15. The Medical Evidence: Diseases Occurring with the Plague
  • Chapter 16. The Medical Evidence: Diseases Following the Plague
  • Chapter 17. The Medical Evidence: Symptoms of the Plague
  • Chapter 18. The Medical Evidence: Fever and the Plague
  • Chapter 19. The Death of George Starkey: A Victim of Plague Chapter 20. George Starkeyâ#x80;#x99;s Secret Remedy
  • Chapter 21. Epilogue
  • Chapter 22. Conclusion
  • Bibliography