1773. Item #87032

HENRY, Thomas. EXPERIMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS on the Following Subjects: 1. On the Preparation, calcination, and medicinal uses of Magnesia Alba; 2. On the Solvent Qualities of Calcined Magnesia; 3. On the variety in the Solvent Powers of Quick-Lime; On various Absorbents, as promoting or retarding putrefaction; 5. On the antiseptic powers of Vegetable Infusions prepared with Lime; 6. On the Sweetening Properties of Fixed Air. London, Joseph Johnson, 1773. Octavo. xvi,142pp. +[2]pp. ads. Bound together with AN ACCOUNT OF THE MEDICINAL VIRTUES OF MAGNESIA ALBA, more particularly of Calcined Magnesia. London, J. Johnson, 1775. 29[3]pp. Errata slip pasted to verso of title page. Thomas Henry, of Manchester, created "Henry's Magnesia," a popular antacid, and thus became known as "Magnesia Henry." He was a pioneer in making soda water with infusions of "fixed air." Leather, worn, with boards off; water stains across top and side margins; library stamps. Scarce.As is.

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