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Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Robert Boyle, dated at London

Reference number: EL/OB/23

Date: 10 November 1664


Concerning the dissection of Siamese twins; concerning experiments to show the connection between the heart and lungs; that salad oil shows better refraction than other liquids; concerning 'starshots' (type of algae); concerning the possible end of Chelsea college; concerning a stipend for Robert Hooke; concerning political events in Europe

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10 November 1664
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Henry Oldenburg

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Henry Oldenburg, Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Robert Boyle, dated at London, 10 November 1664, EL/OB/23, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 21 February 2024

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