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

Reference number: EL/OB/63

Date: 17 September 1667


Has received his first letter from a foreign correspondent since his release from prison and mentions that the French have been carrying out various dissections; concerning transfusion experiments and would like to see the consequences of injecting dogs with 'oile of sulphur' and 'oyle of tartar'; wishes to print Boyle's experiments on 'heat and flame' to encourage others to make similar experiments and would like his treatise 'on Formes'; details of political developments in Europe

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17 September 1667
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Henry Oldenburg

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Henry Oldenburg, Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Robert Boyle, dated at London, 17 September 1667, EL/OB/63, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 20 April 2024

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