The Pros And Cons Of Caffeine

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Researchers of Caffeine According to Bennett Allan Weinberg and Bonnie K. Bealer (2001) Caffeine in its pure form was not known until 1820. However, the properties of caffeine are already recognized long before the drug itself is known. Walter Rumsey (1584-1660) A welsh judge observed in a book chapter entitled Experiments of Cophee that coffee had the “ power to cure drunktards”. The theory survive today in the prevalent but inaccurate belief that a cup of strong coffee can make a drunk person sober. Simon Pauli (1603-80) A German physician warned people about the harmful effects of tea, coffee and chocolate in his published works. In his book, he proclaimed that the Chinese “are guilty of fulsome exaggeration” when they asserted that tea prolongs life. He listed a long list of health problems consequent to the use of tea. Franz De le Boe (1614-1672) A Dutch physician, who helped establish modern chemistry as science and influence many Dutch physicians to recommend the helpful benefits that coffee and tea possess. As a result of his efforts, several great German Universities publicized his doctrines. Philippe Sylvestre Dufour(1622-1687) An archeologist wrote the first chemical analysis of coffee joined by two other physicians namely Charles Spon and Cassaigne. Based on the collaborative effort, Dufour wrote that coffee counter attacked…show more content…
He claims that gout and stone, common illness in Europe, are virtually unknown in China because of their constant use of tea. He unknowingly referenced one of caffeine’s most characteristic effects, he wote about tea’s ability to induce urination and also noted tea’s ablity to aid digestion. Ovington praised the stimulating powers of tea. He believed that not only tea acts as antidote for alcohol, it could also promote imaginative and lively thoughts. Thus through Ovington, the notion of caffeine as stimulant

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