Tyrocinium Chymicum

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Title page of a 1650 edition of Tyrocinium Chymicum.

Tyrocinium Chymicum was a published set of chemistry lecture notes started by Jean Beguin in 1610 in Paris, France. It has been cited as the first chemistry textbook (as opposed to that for alchemy). Many of the preparations were pharmaceutical in nature.


  • Tyrocinium Chymicum, Jean Beguinus, Richard Russell (Translator), Published by Heptangle Books (1983) ISBN 0-935214-05-4 [1669 edition facsimile]

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