Portrait plate of John Maynow (1641-1679) reproduced from an engraving by William Faithorne. Maynow was an English chemist, physician, physiologist and pneumatic chemist who is known for his early research on the nature of air and respiration.
Portrait plate is from the Intermediate Text Book of Chemistry by Alexander Smith. The preface of this work describes how this chemistry textbook contains an intermediate level of instruction, being more advanced than elementary chemistry but not as comprehensive as college chemistry. The modified periodic table of elements found within this work differs from Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev's (1834-1907) version as explained in the text. Only the pages pertaining to the modified periodic table of elements and a selection of plates have been digitized from this work.
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Smith, Alexander. “Portrait of John Mayow.” Intermediate Text Book of Chemistry. New York, New York: The Century Co., 1674–1919. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/urx622s.
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