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Extract from a paper by Browne criticising Neumann's treatise on ambergris (see CLP/11ii/20) and conclusion that ambergris was a type of amber. Browne found Neumann's samples of ambergris to be too small to draw solid conclusions about the nature of material. Browne repeated the experiments with a greater amount of ambergris and

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Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of a paper titled 'Editoris recensio experimentorum circa Ambram gryseam à Domino Joh. Browne, R. S. S. & à Dno. Ambrosio Godofredo Hanckewitz, R. S. S. institutorum, cum D. Neumanni, R. S. S. Experimenti sui vindicatione'.

Read to the Royal Society on 19 November 1730.

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John Browne, Extract, 'Remarks on Caspar Neumann's paper on ambergris' by John Brown [Browne], 1730, CLP/11ii/21, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 17 June 2024

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