The History of Jamaica, or a General Survey of the Antient and Modern State of That Island, Vol. 3 of 3

The History of Jamaica, or a General Survey of the Antient and Modern State of That Island, Vol. 3 of 3 : With Reflections on Its Situation, Settlements, Inhabitants, Climate, Products, Commerce, Laws, and Government (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The History of Jamaica, or a General Survey of the Antient and Modern State of That Island, Vol. 3 of 3: With Reflections on Its Situation, Settlements, Inhabitants, Climate, Products, Commerce, Laws, and Government Modern experiments have proved, that the mineral fpirit, which imparts to'cbalyeeate-waterr all that pungent tafle, vivacity, and volatile principle, on which their virtues chiefly depend, is no other thanfixea' air, which endues water with the power of idifl'olving not only calcarious earths, but even iron. Dr. Prie/i/y has fhewn an eafy mode of extracting this air from grofily-powdered chalk, juf't covered with water, with a fmall addition of fpirit of vitriol, com mouly called the vitriolic acid. He has (hewn it capable of opera ting medecinally in putrid diftempers; and the experiments tried by Dr.' Percival, and other able gentlemen of the faculty, have con firmed its amazing efficacy in feveral cafes. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21mm | 544g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243260652
  • 9780243260652