About this book
Subtitled, "The Unnatural Experiments Of Dr Beddoes & His Sons Of Genius". The untold story of the Pneumatic Institution in Bristol - the first example of a modern medical research institution.
At the Pneumatic Institution in Bristol, founded in the closing years of the eighteenth century, dramatic experiments with gases precipitated not only a revolution in scientific medicine but also in the history of ideas. This book tells the story of Dr Beddoes and the brilliant circle who surrounded him.
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