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The life of Lavoisier was replete with industry, romance and science. Dr. Douglas McKie has made all of these facets of the great Frenchman live in the pages of his book, "Antoine Lavoisier: Scientist, Economist, Social Reformer."
The writer has a felicity of diction which holds one's attention throughout the biography. He has captured the significance of the overthrow of the phlogiston theory by Lavoisier and pointed out how this iconoclastic act laid the foundation stones of modern chemistry. As overtones in the running account of the busy life of Lavoisier, one hears the dissonant crescendo of the drums of
Antoine Lavoisier: Scientist, Economist, Social Reformer.. Ann Intern Med. 1953;38:892. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-4-892
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(4):892.
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