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Letter, from William Neile to Henry Oldenburg

Reference number: EL/N1/11

Date: 15 December 1667


Concerning the movement of chyle in the body; that blood transfusions were being carried out at Oxford; concerning Hooke's experiment of circulating blood with an open tube; wishes for further research on diseases in beasts and about the nature of the spleen in the body

Postscript has Neile's thoughts about the blood, lymph glands; concerning Swammerdam's book on respiration

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William Neile

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William Neile, Letter, from William Neile to Henry Oldenburg, 15 December 1667, EL/N1/11, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 13 April 2024

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