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Early Medical and Scientific Interests: 1792–1800

Melvyn C. Usselman

in Pure Intelligence: The Life of William Hyde Wollaston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226245737
eISBN:
9780226245874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226245874.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes W. H. Wollaston’s scientific interests in the 1790s, including chemical analysis on a micro scale and substance identification by crystallographic properties. Wollaston’s ... More


Crystals and Atoms: 1803–1818

Melvyn C. Usselman

in Pure Intelligence: The Life of William Hyde Wollaston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226245737
eISBN:
9780226245874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226245874.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes Wollaston’s broadening interests after the chemical business had moved to profitability. He began to move in wider social circles and deepen his expertise in mineralogy and ... More


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