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Ranby describes the autopsies of three individuals - a 45-year-old woman who was found to have three tumours on her uterus; a man whose spleed contained a large amount of pus; and a man who had died of jaundice.

Subject: Medicine

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

Read to the Royal Society on 9 April 1730.

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John Ranby

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John Ranby, Paper, 'Some observations made in the dissection of three subjects' by [John Ranby], 1730, CLP/12ii/48, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 26 May 2024

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