Proceedings of the Royal Society of London

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: CORNELL:31924067694384
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Mathematics

Publishes research papers in the mathematical and physical sciences. Continues: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and physical sciences. Continued by: Proceedings. Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences.

Chaos and Forecasting

Author: Royal Society (Great Britain). Discussion Meeting
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9810221266
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Science


The Constants of physics

Author: Royal Society (Great Britain). Discussion Meeting
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:49015000120973
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Science


A History of Geology and Medicine

Author: C.J. Duffin
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 9781862393561
Release Date: 2013-12-10
Genre: Science

The historical links between Geology and Medicine are surprisingly numerous and diverse. This, the first ever volume dedicated to the subject, contains contributions from an international authorship of geologists, historians and medical professionals. Rocks, minerals, fossils and earths have been used therapeutically since earliest times and details recorded on ancient papyri, clay tablets, medieval manuscripts and early published sources. Pumice was used to clean teeth, antimony to heal wounds, clays as antidotes to poison, gold to cure haemorrhoids and warts, and gem pastes to treat syphilis and the plague, while mineral springs preserved health. Geology was crucial in the development of public health. Medical men making important geological contributions include Steno, Worm, Parkinson, Bigsby, William Hunter, Jenner, John Hulke, Conan Doyle, Gorini and various Antarctic explorers. A History of Geology and Medicine will be of particular interest to Earth scientists, medical personnel, historians of science and the general reader who has an interest in science.