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Concerning a girl called Elizabeth Dooly who had a protuberance on her forehead -when her mother was pregnant she was frightened by a cow she was milking, and hit by the cow's teat on her temple - believed that the daughter's protuberance was linked to this incident; concerning a description of and virtues of the herb 'Mackinboy' or 'Tithimalus hibernicus', a rare plant known today as Irish Spurge (Euphorbia hyberna L.)
Only part of the letter has been preserved

Subject: Physiology/ Botany

Reference number
EL/A/38
Earliest possible date
26 March 1687
Page extent
1 page
Format
Manuscript

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St George Ashe

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St George Ashe, Part of a letter, from St George Ashe [to the Royal Society], dated at Trinity College Dublin, 26 March 1687, EL/A/38, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/el_a_38/part-of-a-letter-from-st-george-ashe-to-the-royal-society-dated-at-trinity-college-dublin, accessed on 25 May 2024

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