By Christopher Hamlin
A technological know-how of Impurity is the 1st specified background of the mobilization of chemistry (and later bacteriology) to satisfy the general public call for for sturdy water. It additionally bargains a viewpoint on figuring out how sleek actual sciences are tapped to make sure public reliable.
A technological know-how of Impurity explores the social framework within which chemists got here to paintings on difficulties of water caliber, the ideas they used to review the surroundings, their conclusions and their function in facing a anxious public.
For historians of technological know-how, researchers and planners within the water undefined.
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23 Thus, both intellectually, in terms of what they thought they were up to, and socially, in terms of where they fit into the fabric of society, mineral water chemists in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries were perpetuating a colourful, if not entirely honourable heritage. The following sections take up the chemists' attempts to cast off much of that heritage by seeking a solid foundation for mineral water analy- < previous page page_21 next page > < previous page page_22 next page > Page 22 sis, and by seeking to make the mineral water chemist an honoured and indispensable professional.
The only certain information that Murray offered them they weren't interested in knowing: knowledge of the acids and bases in a mineral water was of little help to physicians convinced that salts were the active ingredients. The first quarter of the nineteenth century was a growth period for British spas, especially in the years when war limited access to continental resorts. In their struggles against established spas, proprietors of the new resorts looked to chemistry for legitimation, not for unresolvable epistemic quandries.