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Images Dated 5th January 2001

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Jean Baptiste van Helmont Featured 5 Jan 2001 Print

Jean Baptiste van Helmont

Jean Baptiste van Helmont (1579-1644), Belgian doctor & chemist. Van Helmont's work represented a transition from alchemy to experimental chemistry. He was the first to use the word "gas" (from the Greek chaos). He identified carbon dioxide and monoxide, nitrous oxide, and methane. He was the first to use the boiling and freezing points of water as standards for temperature. In medicine, he employed remedies specific to the disease, the affected organ, and the causative agent. He showed that acid is the digestive agent in the stomach. He realised that matter is indestructible and that metals dissolved in acid can be recovered. He held that matter is a combination of air & water

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Formula One World Championship: A mechanic surveys the damage to the Ligier JS27 of Jacques Laffite after suffering a major fire when the fuel Featured 5 Jan 2001 Print

Formula One World Championship: A mechanic surveys the damage to the Ligier JS27 of Jacques Laffite after suffering a major fire when the fuel

A mechanic surveys the damage to the Ligier JS27 of Jacques Laffite (FRA) after suffering a major fire when the fuel injection pipe came adrift during Friday practice. Sadly a start line crash ended Laffite?s F1 career when he badly broke both his legs..
British Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 13 July 1986

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