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Extract from:: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. 1818. paperback. 2. 324 x 261 mm. 4to. Pages 420-428. Dis-bound, stapled in modern green wrappers with bookseller's ticket of Henry Sotheran, Ltd. Very good. . FIRST EDITION. PROUT'S WORK WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE CREATION OF UREA AS THE FIRST ORGANIC SUBSTANCE MADE BY MAN, thus blurring the distinction between biological and non-biological systems. "Between 1815 and 1827 Prout published a series of important papers on urine and digestion that opened up the areas of purine and metabolic chemistry. He found a boa constrictor's excrement to be 90 percent uric acid; he also extracted extremely pure urea from urine and attempted to synthesize it in 1818, ten years before Wöhler's accidental success." - DSB. William Prout was an English physician, natural scientist, and chemist, who is associated with two important scientific achievements: the unitary hypothesis of atomic numbers (the idea that the atomic weight of an element is a multiple or fraction of the atomic weight of hydrogen) and the discovery of hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice in man and animals. DNB, XVI, pp. 426-427; DSB, XI, pp. 172-174; Munk's roll, III, pp. 109-113. First Edition.
Title: Description of an acid principle prepared from the lithic or uric acid
Publisher: Extract from:, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: 1818
ISBN Number: 391815182739x
Book Condition: 2
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