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Chemist working. Historical oil painting by Balthasar van den Bossche, entitled 'The Iatrochemist', depicting a medical chemist and his assistants (background) in a busy workshop. He is performing a uroscopy, a visual examination of a patient's urine, while the patient and his wife look on. This artwork dates from around the 17th-18th Century.
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