A Science of Impurity: Water Analysis in Nineteenth Century Britain
Publish date: September 14th 1990
Publisher: University of California Press
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Public health first became a major concern in Britain in the 19th century, due primarily to the simultaneous boom in industrialization and urban populations. Here Hamlin examines the way in which chemists first came to study water quality, the tests they used, the principles which structured their c...