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Croone details an experiment involving putting a tench in a receiver and exhausting the air within. The tench died, and its bladder was flat and empty. A second experiment was performed by pumping air out, resulting in the bladder becoming distended.

Subject: Zoology

Read to the Royal Society on 20 May 1663.

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William Croone, Paper, 'An account of a tench tryed in the exhausting engine' by Dr [William] Croon [Croone], 1663, CLP/4i/6, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 21 July 2024

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