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The author shares a paper describing fermentation as 'motion observable in all compound or mixed bodies'. The author suggests that 'health itself is maintained by a due and sutable [sic] fermentation of the humours of our bodyes'. The paper concludes with a section on the relation between air quality and health.

Subject: Health / Humours

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17th century
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34 pages

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Paper, 'Of fermentation in generall [sic]' by unknown author, 17th century, CLP/14ii/49, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 30 May 2024

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    Dates: 1592-1741

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