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. +pp. ads. Bound together with AN ACCOUNT OF THE MEDICINAL VIRTUES OF MAGNESIA ALBA, more particularly of Calcined Magnesia. London, J. Johnson, 1775. 29pp. 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.