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Letter, from James Handley to James Jurin, dated at London

Reference number: EL/H3/120

Date: 06 January 1724


Account of a patient who vomited a living caterpillar in December 1722
Handley sends the caterpillar in a test tube
Handley was a surgeon in St Albans
Read to the Royal Society on 9 January 1724

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06 January 1724
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3 pages

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James Handley

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James Handley, Letter, from James Handley to James Jurin, dated at London, 06 January 1724, EL/H3/120, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 22 July 2024

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