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TitleCollection of Andrew Plummer
DescriptionAndrew Plummer was a Scottish physician and chemist. He was professor of chemistry at the University of Edinburgh from 1726 to 1755 and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He developed ideas on the attractive and repulsive forces involved in chemical affinity, which later had influence on his successors William Cullen and Joseph Black. He compounded "Plummer's pills", a mixture of calomel and antimony sulfide with guaiacum; the pills were originally compounded to treat psoriasis but were used for more than a century as an antisyphilitic.
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Contents: 'An Alternative Mercurial Medicine', c1740; 'Opera Chemica', c1740
Datec1740
TermVenereal disease
Extent5 volumes
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