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Distillations #91 – Marvels and Ciphers

We created this show to highlight a temporary exhibit at CHF’s museum all about the crazy and sometimes creepy achievements of alchemists and chemists through the ages. Segments on Viagra, an alchemical drawing come to life, and a 19th-century political cartoon. (It’s actually way more interesting than it sounds!)

Image of Rudolph Pariser in front of a blackboard with quantum calculations, contemplating molecular model, 1950s, courtesy of The Hagley Museum and Library.

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