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Locke provides two accounts of a young man who had extremely long, thick nails growing from his fingers and toes as well as some horny growths on the backs of his hands. Original unpublished figure with French captions attached.

Subject: Anatomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of one who had horny excrescencies or extraordinary large nails on his fingers and toes'.

Read to the Royal Society on 24 February 1696 and 23 June 1697.

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CLP/13/5
Earliest possible date
24 May 1678
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Ink on paper
Page extent
7 pages
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Manuscript

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John Locke

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John Locke, Paper, 'An account of one who had excrescencies or horns extraordinary long nailes on his fingers and toes' by Mr [John] Locke, 24 May 1678, CLP/13/5, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_13_5/paper-an-account-of-one-who-had-excrescencies-or-horns-extraordinary-long-nailes-on-his-fingers-and-toes-by-mr-john-locke, accessed on 16 April 2024

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