On Friday 23 April 2004 there will be a small conference on “Chemistry and Medicine in the Eighteenth Century” in Museum Boerhaave in Leiden, organised by the Historical Group within the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Chemiehistorische Groep of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Chemische Vereniging, together with the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry, the Genootschap voor de Geschiedenis van Geneeskunde, Wiskunde, Natuurwetenschap en Techniek GeWiNa, and Museum Boerhaave.

You will find more information below. With best regards,

Ernst Homburg Conference programme Chemistry and Medicine in the 18th Century 22 April – 25 April 2004

Thursday 22 April 2004

18.00 – 19.30 Welcome reception and registration

Friday 23 April 2004

09.00 – 09.30 Coffee and registration

09.30 – 10.10 dr Noel Coley (Open University) Eighteenth-century chemical physicians and the empirical art of medicine

10.10 – 10.50 prof. dr Harm Beukers (Universiteit Leiden) The influence of iatrochemistry in eighteenth century medical practice

10.50 – 11.10 Coffee

11.10 – 11.50 dr Anna Simmons (Open University) Medicine, monopolies and mortars: the pharmaceutical trade at the Society of Apothecaries in the eighteenth century

11.50 – 12.30 dr Lissa Roberts (Univerisiteit Twente) Chemical reform and the question of an ‘industrial vision’ in the late eighteenth century

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.10 GeWiNa general meeting (Dutch participants) 13.30 – 14.10 Guided tour through the Museum Boerhaave

14.10 – 14.50 dr Rina Knoeff (Universiteit Maastricht) ‘… in medicine all possible good can be expected from it’. On the role of chemistry in Boerhaave’s medicine

14.50 – 15.30 dr Robert Anderson (Cambridge University) Boerhaave to Black: the evolution of chemistry teaching

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee

16.00 – 16.30 drs. Trienke van der Spek (Museum Boerhaave) The goodness of air: eudiometry as a tool in eighteenth century chemistry and medicine

16.30 – 17.00 General discussion, closing remarks

19.30 – 22.00 Conference dinner Saturday 24 April

excursion programme

9:15 Departure from Molen de Valk

9:45 Arrival at the Sikkens Museum Welcome with coffee/tea 10:00 Guided tour

11:00 Departure to Museum the Cruquius

11:30 Arrival at Museum Cruquius Guided tour 13:15 Lunch at Tearoom the Cruquius

14:15 Departure to the Teylers Museum Haarlem 14:45 Arrival at Teylers Museum Guided tour 15:45 Coffee/tea 16:00 Free time to stroll around in the museum

17:00 Departure to Leiden 17:30 Arrival in Leiden

Sunday 25 April Individual Programme

Some possibilities to spend the day: * Visit to Amsterdam * Visit to the Keukenhof; Lisse