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Nicholls describes his dissection of leaves following the method of Albertus Seba (see CLP/10ii/8-9) and his discovery of a network of fibres in the leaves and stems of the plant.

Subject: Botany

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of the veins and arteries of leaves'.

Read to the Royal Society on 11 June 1730.

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Frank Nicholls

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Frank Nicholls, Paper, 'An account of the veins and arteries of leaves' by Frank Nicholls, 1730, CLP/10ii/15, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 16 July 2024

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