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Ranby describes interesting findings in the dissection of three individuals. Ranby describes the pelvic organs of a 70-year-old man who died from bladder stones and a suppression of urine. He then describes an enlarged spleen found in a 10-year-old boy who had died from a blow to the head. Lastly, he discusses the autopsy of a 25-year-old man who had died of pocky hectick [fever and pockmarked skin] following a herniated testicle.

Subject: Anatomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Some observations made in the dissection of three subjects'.

Read to the Royal Society on 8 February 1727.

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John Ranby, Paper, 'Some observations made in the dissections of two subjects' by [John] Ranby, 1727, CLP/12ii/37, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 23 May 2024

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