Stephen Michael Cohen

Stephen Michael Cohen is an independent scholar in the field of chemical history. Besides published papers on chemical literature in the Yiddish language, he has written books including America’s Scientific Treasures: A Travel Companion, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press), a travel book of science and technology for adults; and O Mg! How Chemistry Came to Be (World Scientific Publishing), a graphic history of chemistry he also illustrated. He is a board member of the Royal Society of Chemistry—US Section, and the Midwest Jewish Studies Association.

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Maria the Jewess

Maria the Jewess was one of the founding practitioners in western alchemy, in the 1st–3rd centuries CE. She invented several types of chemical apparatus, ran a school of alchemy in Alexandria, Egypt, and was noted for her alchemical sayings. She is the earliest recorded Jewish woman to have published a book.


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