Discovery of the Elements by Mary Elvira Weeks

By Mary Elvira Weeks

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According to Roscoe W. Thatcher, free from it The presence produces smallest proportion of any of the plants take iron from the soil in the ferrous Since essential elements. compounds are toxic to plants, only the soluble ferric compounds can be utilized (195). Iron in Animals. William Lewis stated in 1746 in his annotated edition of George Wilson's "Compleat Course of Chymistry," that "red open fire loses its colour and becomes white; from extracted by applying a load stone" (196). be may said in his "Elements of Chemistry" that "Iron, Boerhaave Herman which seems to be the metal whose earth most closely resembles vegetable coral calcined in an the cak, iron and animal earth, also has a great deal of affinity with the bodies of ELEMENTS KNOWN TO THE ANCIENTS animals and plants, and That why way.

1672, a son of Mathieu-Fran9ois Geoffroy, a distinguished apothecary. As a boy he listened to the scientific discussions of his father's friends ( one whom was Willem Homberg), worked at the lathe, ground lenses, of machines, and studied Italian. When he was twenty his father sent him to Montpellier to study pharmacy. During old, years a visit to England he gained the friendship of Sir Hans Sloane, and in Italy and the Netherlands he met some of the greatest scientists of his of made models time.

W. Wainwright (77). weapons and tools, and, because of its celestial origin, regarded it with "Our Stone-pelted Planet," H. H. Ninand a entertaining history of the most famous scholarly inger published great reverence. Under the title meteorites (78). "The a meteoric tolerably accurate narration of the fall of T. D. 7 November, there was a loud clap of thunder, and a first stone," said the Rhine. W. Wednesday, saw a stone fall from heaven; it struck into a field of wheat, and no did harm, but made a hole there.

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