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Paper, 'A narration of the experiments made June 1 1734 before several members of the Royal Society, and others, on a man who suffer'd himself to be bit by a viper or common adder, and on other animals likewise bitten by the same and other vipers' by Cromwell Mortimer

Reference number: CLP/14ii/48

Date: June 1734

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Subheading 'With some remarks on the cure of the bite of a mad dog'. Mortimer writes on the use of olive oil or 'salad oil' as a remedy for viper bites. Includes an addendum regarding the use of liverwort (Lichen cinerus terrestris) as a remedy for dog bites.

Subject: Medicine / Toxicology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A narration of the experiments made June 1, 1734 before several members of the Royal Society, and others, on a man, who suffer'd himself to be bit by a viper, or common adder; and on other animals likewise bitten by the same, and other vipers. Drawn up by Cromwell Mortimer, M. D. Secr. R. S. With some remarks on the cure of the bite of a mad dog'

Read to the Royal Society on 9 June 1734

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CLP/14ii/48
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June 1734
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Ink on paper
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13 pages
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Manuscript

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Cromwell Mortimer

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Cromwell Mortimer, Paper, 'A narration of the experiments made June 1 1734 before several members of the Royal Society, and others, on a man who suffer'd himself to be bit by a viper or common adder, and on other animals likewise bitten by the same and other vipers' by Cromwell Mortimer, June 1734, CLP/14ii/48, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_14ii_48/paper-a-narration-of-the-experiments-made-june-1-1734-before-several-members-of-the-royal-society-and-others-on-a-man-who-sufferd-himself-to-be-bit-by-a-viper-or-common-adder-and-on-other-animals-likewise-bitten-by-the-same-and-other-vipers-by-cromwell-mortimer, accessed on 13 April 2024

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