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Letter, from John Beale to Robert Boyle, dated at Yeovil, Somerset

Reference number: EL/OB/120

Date: 31 March 1666


Concerning 'transanimation' or 'the life or soule is in the blood'; blood transfusion of a young person into an old person; case of an 80-year-old man who married a young woman, had children by her, and then felt healthier than before marriage; observations of baroscopes and scales and thermometers; concerning weight of air for a healthy person

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31 March 1666
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John Beale

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John Beale, Letter, from John Beale to Robert Boyle, dated at Yeovil, Somerset, 31 March 1666, EL/OB/120, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 13 April 2024

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