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Paper, 'Observations on a treatise by [Jean Claude Adrian] Helvetius of Paris designed to prove that the lungs do not divide and expand the blood, but that, on the contrary, they cool and condense it' by [Frank] Nicholls

Reference number: CLP/22ii/35

Date: c.1730

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Published by Helvetius in 1728 in defence of a memorial read before the Academy of Sciences in the year 1718. Discusses the matter in question between the Helvetius and Signor Michellotti - whether the lungs cool and condense the blood, according to the opinion of the ancients, or whether they mix, attenuate, and of consequence expand it, according to the system of Dr Pitcairn. Read to the Royal Society on 6 November 1729.

Subject: Anatomy, Physiology

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CLP/22ii/35
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c.1730
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Ink on paper
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6 pages
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Manuscript

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Jean Claude Adrian Helvetius

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Frank Nicholls

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Jean Claude Adrian Helvetius, Frank Nicholls, Paper, 'Observations on a treatise by [Jean Claude Adrian] Helvetius of Paris designed to prove that the lungs do not divide and expand the blood, but that, on the contrary, they cool and condense it' by [Frank] Nicholls, c.1730, CLP/22ii/35, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_22ii_35/paper-observations-on-a-treatise-by-jean-claude-adrian-helvetius-of-paris-designed-to-prove-that-the-lungs-do-not-divide-and-expand-the-blood-but-that-on-the-contrary-they-cool-and-condense-it-by-frank-nicholls, accessed on 26 May 2024

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