A Strange Page in the History of Chemistry...

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By Anatomist1 on Thursday, November 02, 2000 - 08:09 pm: Edit

I don't think anyone else caught anything, as no one looked at it. Either that or it's just one of those "you had to be there" things that no one enjoyed. As a compulsively honest entity, I enjoyed writing it as it was one of the few times I ever produced what we Texans call "a good yarn".

K.

By Grimbergen on Thursday, November 02, 2000 - 04:53 pm: Edit

The second paragraph is very familiar. Have you read Perfume by Patrick Suskind. Very good book. The story of a monster of a man with amazing sense of smell...he makes a perfume from the scent of young virgins...the perfume mesmerizes everyone...pours whole bottle of perfume on himself and peasants are so overcome by love that they eat him. Oh yeah, the story was set in paris and if I recall correctly around the same time period.

Any one else catch this connecton? Kind of uncanny.

Grim

By Don_walsh on Saturday, October 21, 2000 - 09:15 pm: Edit

Lavoisier was into more than cooking. He tried to make a novel gunpowder formula...when he and his wife and some friends went to visit the stamping mill (where the ingredients were being pulverized) the mill exploded when they were still a hundred meters away...Madame L. was killed and the man himself badly injured.

By Anatomist1 on Saturday, October 21, 2000 - 02:32 pm: Edit

Damn! I didn't know my server sucked. Here's a jpeg 1/3 size:

http://members.home.net/anatomica/Casseroles.jpg

...can't post it: still too big.

K.

By Anatomist1 on Saturday, October 21, 2000 - 02:30 pm: Edit

Damn! I didn't know my server sucked. Here's a jpeg 1/3 size:

http://members.home.net/anatomica/Casseroles.jpg

Hell, here's the file, though it may crowd off of one's browser:

1,appendix

By Don_walsh on Saturday, October 21, 2000 - 11:50 am: Edit

The file transfer from that server is pitifully slow, so if it's a joke just gimme the punchline. If you regard chemistry as cookbook, though, the punch will be coming in the other direction...

By Anatomist1 on Friday, October 20, 2000 - 10:36 pm: Edit

I ran into this appendix in a book on the history of chemistry. Funny that I never learned this in school...

http://members.home.net/anat69/Casseroles.pdf

K.

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