War Must Rely on Chemistry

It were indeed to be wish'd that our art had been less ingenious, in contriving means destructive to mankind; we mean those instruments of war, which were unknown to the ancients, and have made such havoc among the moderns. But as men have always been bent on seeking each other's destruction by continual wars; and as force, when brought against us, can only be repelled by force; the chief support of war, must, after money, be now sought in chemistry.


A 1753 claim that it is the most important thing in support of war just behind money.

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 A New Method of Chemistry
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Boerhaave , Herman (2010-08-06), A New Method of Chemistry, Gale ECCO, Print Editions, Retrieved on 2012-01-18
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