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Common name used for Magnesium sulfate whose curative powers were first noticed by a farmer at Epsom England. Epsom salts have also been used for dyeing fabrics and tanning leather.
Resources and Citations
- Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
- Web elements entry for magnesium at http://www.webelements.com/webelements/elements/text/Mg/hist.html