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Paper, 'Some experiments concerning the poisonous quality of the simple water distilled distilled from the laurel-cerasus, or common laurel, made upon dogs, at Toppingo Hall in Essex' by Cromwell Mortimer

Reference number: CLP/11ii/18

Date: 24 August 1731

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Paper regarding experiments made on poisonous water steeped with cherry laurel at Toppingo [Toppinghoe] Hall in Essex. Mortimer injected the water or fed the water by mouth to dogs of various sizes and ages to observe how the poison affected their bodies during and after death. A letter recounting further experiments carried out by R Porter and incorporated into this paper is found at CLP/11ii/19.

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Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Some experiments concerning the poisonous quality of the simple water distilled from the Lauro-cerasus, or common laurel, made upon dogs, at Toppingo-Hall in Essex, August the 24th 1731. and others made before the Royal Society in their repository'.

Read at the Royal Society on 28 October 1731.

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CLP/11ii/18
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24 August 1731
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16 pages
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Cromwell Mortimer

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Cromwell Mortimer, Paper, 'Some experiments concerning the poisonous quality of the simple water distilled distilled from the laurel-cerasus, or common laurel, made upon dogs, at Toppingo Hall in Essex' by Cromwell Mortimer, 24 August 1731, CLP/11ii/18, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_11ii_18/paper-some-experiments-concerning-the-poisonous-quality-of-the-simple-water-distilled-distilled-from-the-laurel-cerasus-or-common-laurel-made-upon-dogs-at-toppingo-hall-in-essex-by-cromwell-mortimer, accessed on 13 April 2024

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