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Science China Life Sciences

, Volume 59, Issue 10, pp 1086–1089 | Cite as

Arsenic prepared by Chinese alchemist-pharmacists

  • Jing Zhu
  • Dingcheng RenEmail author
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Department of HistoryUniversity of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Center for Social Studies of SciencePeking UniversityBeijingChina

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