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Exploring the nature of respiration and discussing Hooke's experiment of blowing air into animals' lungs with bellows; also about inflating the collapsed lungs of the foetus
Read to the Royal Society on 23 April 1668

Reference number
EL/N1/28
Earliest possible date
10 March 1667
Page extent
6 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

Walter Needham

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Walter Needham, Letter, from Walter Needham to Henry Oldenburg, 10 March 1667, EL/N1/28, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/el_n1_28/letter-from-walter-needham-to-henry-oldenburg, accessed on 21 May 2024

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