This image may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by the Chemical Heritage Foundation of any product, service or activity, or to concur with an opinion or confirm the accuracy of any text appearing alongside or in logical association with the image. 17th Century political satire, historical artwork. 1647 etching by Romeyn de Hooghe entitled 'Den franschen Algemist', satirising the contradicting interests of the Dutch-French War by comparing the events of the war to ingredients being used in a chaotic alchemist's workshop, causing unintended results. The Bishop of Strasbourg is depicted in the bottom three scenes as a devil in form of Dr Faustus.
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Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.
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