The Argument of Sulphur - phlogiston p.1

Phlogiston was a recently 'discovered' substance, first written about only sixty years earlier. Its existence would be denied in the 1770's, and belief in the substance was abandoned in the early 1900s. On this page the author expresses his concern that Dr Lucas has claimed to have detected the existence of phlogiston in water, while denying the existence of sulphur.

About The Argument of Sulphur or no Sulphur in Waters Discussed

 

This book is a contribution to an ongoing debate about the presence or otherwise of sulphur in spa waters. The author argues against other scientists, and shows the results of a number of experiments that compare the composition of the waters from Aix-La-Chapelle, the Pump Room in Bath , and the Hot Wells in Bristol , some of the most popular spas of the day.

 

Taken from: The Argument of Sulphur or no Sulphur in Waters Discussed
Author / Creator: John Rutty
Publisher: Alex McCulloh
Date: 1762
Copyright: By permission of the British Library Board
Shelfmark: 1509/1024