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Water: Home

This is a research guide to our materials and collections on water, it's analysis and treatment and associated topics.

Downstream exhibition

This research guide was created to compliment the Science History Institute's exhibition Downstream. 

About Downstream:

Engraving of 19th century water testing apparatus.

Hygrometer; gasometers; mephitic water apparatus

Plate 5 from Dictionary of Chemical and Philosophical Apparatus, 1824.

Illustration in a child's science book of 3 fairies representing the element of water by one being hydrogen and two fairies being oxygen.

Fairy Picture of Water

Illustration of water represented by three fairies, two of which are oxygen and one is hydrogen. From Fairy Land of Chemistry: Explorations in the World of Atoms, by Lucy Rider Meyer, 1887. 

Mineral Waters or Balneology

Search the Othmer Library catalog for these subjects: 



Mineral Waters