Prolonger la vie: les attrayantes promesses des alchimistes

Abstract : It's not obvious that alchemy, as a science concerning perfecting of metals, may be interested in the prolongation of life. Lexical and conceptual ambiguities concerning the words for chemical substances produced into Arabic alchemy a connection between perfection of metals and recovery of living being. The quintessence tenet, and then Paracelsus' theories complete this development which give to alchemy his chemical and medical, but also rational and mythical dimension.
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Bernard Joly. Prolonger la vie: les attrayantes promesses des alchimistes. Astérion, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, 2011, 2011 (8), 〈10.4000/asterion.1993〉. 〈hal-00670372〉

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