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Alchemy is a protoscientific and philosophical discipline that combins various elements from physics, metallurgy, medicine, astrology, chemistry, art and other sciences. It is a science that is not used anymore but was common in ancient times in India, Egypt, China, in Rome, the Islamic Empire and eventually in Europe until the 19th century. Alchemists did not respect the current scientific methods and their discoveries proved to be simple, banal or wrong.

Alchemy is a combination of early science and philosophy. It included aspects of many disciplines, like mysticism, metallurgy, chemistry and medicine. Alchemists searched for a wonder cure to all diseases and the ability to change mundane metals to precious materials. This science has had a long history and provided the beginnings of modern science. The formal study of chemistry, however, led to its decline. Alchemy was practiced mainly in Asia and Europe.

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