Joannes Baptiste van Helmont, Belgian chemist and physician, c 1630s.

 
Joannes Baptiste van Helmont, Belgian chemist and physician, c 1630s.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

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Joannes Baptiste van Helmont (1579-1644) invented the word 'gas' , and was the first scientist to show that digestion was asociated with acid in the stomach. Having himself worked under Paracelsus, Van Helmont's work was to greatly influence future scientists.

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