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Chapter 1


The use of particular metals, or their compounds, in medicinal preparations can be traced back for thousands of years. Copper sulfate and alums were among the many substances used by the ancient Egyptians to prepare potions, possibly because they had a sterilising effect on the concoction produced. ...
Print publication date: 12 Feb 2007
Copyright year: 2007
Print ISBN: 978-0-85404-596-9
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84755-775-9